Now, that you are converted to God, act in reference to heavenly things as ye did formerly in reference to those of earth.” (Clarke), iii. i. i. The Later Church Fathers accepted it 3. b. The Greek word means arbitrate. Sometimes partiality means that bad workers are unfairly rewarded and good employees are penalized or left unrewarded. In the same way, the wife doesn’t submit to her husband because he deserves it. Poetical Books Many special duties of the Christian life are also insisted upon as the fitting evidence of the Christian character. chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 verse: verse 1 verse 2 verse 3 verse 4 verse 5 verse 6 verse 7 verse 8 verse 9 verse 10 verse 11 verse 12 verse 13 verse 14 verse 15 verse 16 verse 17 verse 18 verse 19 verse 20 verse 21 verse 22 verse 23 verse 24 verse 25 Prophets i. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Wisdom Literature Children and fathers are then addressed (Colossians 3:20–21). There are limits to the submission the government can expect of you. 3. The command to aspire to the things of heaven is a command to meditate and dwell upon Christ’s sort of life, and on the fact that he is now enthroned as the Lord of the world.” (Wright). Remember 1 Samuel 15:23: For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. ii. ... Daniel Chapter 6 [1990s] (Chuck Missler) ... Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 6:14). There have been two main “wrong” interpretations of this phrase, each favoring a certain “position.”. d. The wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience: These sins invite the wrath of God. chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 verse: verse 1 verse 2 verse 3 verse 4 verse 5 verse 6 verse 7 verse 8 verse 9 verse 10 verse 11 verse 12 verse 13 verse 14 verse 15 verse 16 verse 17 verse 18 verse 19 verse 20 verse 21 verse 22 verse 23 verse 24 verse 25 Employees have a God-ordained role of obedience and submission to their employers or supervisors. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. ‎Show Colossians, Ep Chapter 3 - Letter to the Colossians - Dec 9, 2007 ‎Lesson 3A from Paul's Letter to the Colossians taught verse-by-verse by Stephen Armstrong … THE INTRODUCTION OF THE LETTER: VS 1-2 A. Put on the new man: The phrase Paul used was commonly used for changing a set of clothes. d. Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair: As Christians put on the new man, they will be just and fair to those who work for them. They have died to these; but one day when Christ…appears, they will live with Christ in the presence of God (Col 3:3–4). It is commanded only in the spheres of the home and in the church. It is the word used when Jesus said, ‘My yoke is easy.’ (Matthew 11:30).” (Barclay). The word has little to do with emotion; it has much to do with self-denial for the sake of another. Chapter#2. This work of the new creation not only deals with the old man and gives us the new man patterned after Jesus Christ; it also breaks down the barriers that separate people in society. iii. a. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: The sins Paul next lists (anger, wrath, and so forth) are regarded by many as “little” sins that Christians may overlook with little danger. Here, he warned servants that there is no partiality with God. Luke-Acts [Colossians 4:2-6] Hymn "Christ, You Are the Fullness," st. 3 [PsH 229, PH 346] Benediction [spoken in languages representing the worldwide church] Whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 2:12-14 presents the same thought on Baptism as Romans 6:4. They realize that their lives are now hidden with Christ in God, and since Jesus is enthroned in heaven, their thoughts and hearts are connected to heaven also. First, in verses 1-4 readers are admonished to seek heavenly ways because they have been raised with Christ. Included in this discussion of Christian households are guidelines for bondservants (Colossians 3:22—4:1). Colossae was situated in Phrygia on the southern bank of the Lycus River (See Map on page 11). By Stephen Armstrong. You have put off the old man with his deeds means that in Jesus Christ, the saints of God are different people. Podcast Addict App Ads. Johannine Writings v. Of course, this agape love is the kind of love Jesus has for His people and this is the love husbands should imitate towards their wives (Ephesians 5:25). There is no mention of virtues like efficiency or cleverness, not even of diligence or industry – not that these things are unimportant. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The interpretation that “favors” the wife says that as is fitting in the Lord means “I’ll submit to him as long as he does what the Lord wants.” And then it is the wife’s job to decide what the Lord wants. Thank you for registering. Meekness shows how humility will effect my actions towards others; I will not dominate, manipulate, or coerce for my own ends, even if I have the power and the ability. 3. Colossians. -------------------- i. Agape loves even when there are obvious and glaring deficiencies, even when the receiver is unworthy of the love. -------------------- It is important to locate verses 12-17 of chapter 3 in their immediate literary context. In any case, the contents are often closely paralleled by thoughts in Ephesians. “All the virtues listed in vv. (Col 3:18-19) The new man’s marriage relationship. Because the Lycus Valley was particularly fertile, the region produced large crops of figs and olives. THE CITY AND ITS PEOPLE A. Wisdom Literature Luke-Acts ("Agamemnon", "Hom. Perseus provides credit for all accepted It … “The apostle says, Let it rule. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Instead, one should see that the abolition of slavery came from Christian people and impulses, and not from any other major religion and certainly not from secularism. Therefore, “When a tide of passion or a surge of anger is felt, it must be dealt with as the alien intruder it really is, and turned out of the house as having no right to be there at all, let alone to be giving orders.” (Wright). In Colossians Chapter 4, Paul introduced Tychicus as a loyal minister sent to relay the epistle from Paul. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. Here we have yet another letter from the Apostle Paul. Colossians - Chapter 3 Colossians 3:1. Colossians 3:3. changes, storing new additions in a versioning system. Tender mercies: If something is tender, it is sensitive to touch. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. -------------------- NOV 25, 2007; Chapter 2B - Letter to the Colossians Chapter 2B - Letter to the Colossians. Forgive as the Lo... Read verse in New International Version And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. “We can scarcely say what is the exact difference between these three expressions.” (Clarke), iii. i. However, near the end of the letter Paul notes that the closing words are penned by his own hand (Colossians 4:18). i. d. Husbands, love your wives: Paul’s words to husbands safeguards his words to wives. “If ye then be risen” (or, “therefore, since you were raised”): This verb actually means “to be co-resurrected.” Understanding the way Jesus forgave us will always make us more generous with forgiveness, and never less generous. Read Colossians chapter 3. In the ancient world – under Jewish, Greek, and Roman customs, all power and privileges belonged to husbands in regard to wives, to fathers in regard to children, and to masters in regard to slaves. Col 3:2 : Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Major Prophets b. Fornication, uncleanness, passion and evil desire: Each of these terms refers to sexual sins. To violate this is to commit the sin of idolatry. The reward of the inheritance: “One should properly read ‘the inheritance’; the reference is clearly to the life of the age to come. Phile 1-2, and the references to Archippus). The cross drove away the old standards and ordinances. The Letter to the Colossians at a glance The letter follows Paul’s basic style: an address (1:1-14) and conclusion (4:7-18) enclose the body of the letter (1:15 – 4:6) where he lays out his teaching (1:15 – 2:23) and its ethical implications (3:1 – 4:6). Luke-Acts Do not lie, Since you have put off the old man with his deeds, You have put off the old man with his deeds, According to the image of Him who created him, Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, Forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do, Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection, And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, submit to your own husband as is fitting in the Lord, Children, obey your parents in all things, Obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, Will be repaid... and there is no partiality, Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). It defines the motive of a wife’s submission. When a man loses his peace, it an awful proof that he has lost something else that he has given way to evil, and grieved the Spirit of God.” (Clarke), iii. e. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body: The rule of the peace of God means that peace should characterize the community of God’s people, and that peace is a standard for discerning God’s will. b. Wives, submit: The ancient Greek word translated submit is essentially a word borrowed from the military. Without making an overt protest against slavery, Paul seemed to understand that if he could establish the point that slaves were equals in the body of Christ, full human beings with both responsibilities and rights (that they should be treated in a manner both just and fair), then in time the whole structure of slavery in the Roman Empire would crumble – and it did. ii. By comparing the epistle to the Colossians with that written to Philemon, it is reasonable to suppose that the church at Colosse met in their home (cf. Colossians 3 - Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. i. We can read this passage and think that Paul means, “Husband, be kind to your wife.” Or “Husband, be nice to your wife.” There is no doubt that for many marriages, this would be a huge improvement. Instead, a husband must love his wife, and the ancient Greek word translated love her is agape. Colossians 3:2. The only remedy for sinful passions is found in the believers’ experience of union with Christ.” (Vaughan). Living as Those Made Alive in Christ. There is importance in listing and naming these sins as Paul does in this section. Love perfectly fulfills what God requires of us in relationships. Minor Prophets When a Christian convert asked the same question, he was told that such behavior was ‘fitting in the Lord’; members of the believing community should live thus for Christ’s sake.” (Bruce). Covetousness is simple, but insidious greed, and nothing less than idolatry. They were to be obedient to their masters (Colossians 3:22), working as for the Lord (Colossians 3:23). The Father exercises authority over the Son, and the Son submits to the Father’s authority – and this is in the very nature and being of God! 6:1-11; 2 Cor. One sin is enough to send anyone to hell (James 2:10), but there are greater levels of condemnation (Matthew 23:14). a. You may remember him from such New Testament letters as Romans and 1 Corinthians.This time, Paul's writing to the church in Ephesus and, boy, does he have a lot to say. Advice to Christian households. One can be kind or pleasant to animals or pets; but we are only just and fair to fellow human beings. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. i. (1). As is the case in every human relationship, the command to submit is not absolute. Paul begins this section by telling the Colossians about becoming more like … b. 2. i. “Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows that ‘rank’ has to do with order and authority, not with value or ability.” (Wiersbe), iii. Being a Christian should make us more responsible, not less responsible. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. It is only because we were raised with Christ that we can seek those things which are above. iv. Longsuffering shows how humility will effect my reaction towards others; I will not become impatient, short, or filled with resentment towards the weaknesses and sins of others. i. Johannine Writings dear friends, that is a sort of forgiveness with one leg chopped off, it is a lame forgiveness, and is not worth much.” (Spurgeon). Johannine Writings When he makes a wrong decision, he isn’t in the Lord, so I shouldn’t submit to him then. Our failure to exercise Biblical authority, and our failure to submit to Biblical authority, isn’t just wrong and sad – it sins against the very nature of God. book of Colossians exegeting, teaching, and/or preaching chapters 3 and 4 as isolated imperatives. The First Person of the Holy Trinity is called the Father; the Second Person of the Holy Trinity is called the Son. It is part of their Christian duty and discipleship. He exhorts them to put off the old man, and to put on the new. “In Ephesians masters are not to think that God is influenced by social position; in the present passage, slaves are not to act unscrupulously just because they know men treat them as irresponsible chattel.” (Vaughan). Wives, submit: The ancient Greek word translated submit is essentially a word borrowed from the military. Included in this discussion of Christian households are guidelines for bondservants (Colossians 3:22—4:1). Because the Lycus Valley was particularly fertile, the region produced large crops of figs and olives. ii. ii. f. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs: The new man walks in the word of God and in worship with other believers. Read Colossians chapter 1. Here he shows that this idea was not just for special apostles, but for all believers – Christ who is our life. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point -------------------- in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Cookie Notice: There the apostle reminds the Colossians that ascetic regulations are of no real value in restraining indulgence of the flesh. c. Since you have put off the old man with his deeds: The more notorious sins of Colossians 3:5 are easily seen as incompatible with the nature of Jesus. Chapter 3:4 When Christ, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Put away your previous practices and adopt the Lord’s way. The duties of wives and husbands, children and servants. Still others regard the letter as the work of some pupil or follower of Paul, writing in his name. Minor Prophets Rainbow Missions, Inc. World English Bible. General Epistles Pauline Epistles We can almost picture a person taking off the old and putting on the new man in Jesus. ii. But God wants every worker to see that ultimately, they work for Him. a. THE LETTER TO THE COLOSSIANS By: Rev. As is fitting in the Lord does not define the extent of a wife’s submission. The Bible never commands nor recommends a general submission of women unto men. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. The Christian who is a dishonest, lazy or unreliable worker has something far worse to deal with than a reprimand from his earthly supervisor. b. There are limits to the submission parents can expect of children. Every Christian is faced with a question: “Who will I identify with, the world or with Jesus?”. When a child is grown and out of his parents’ household, he is no longer under the same obligation of obedience, but the obligation to honor your father and mother remains. It is important to locate verses 12-17 of chapter 3 in their immediate literary context. Your current position in the text is marked in blue. The wife’s submission is never to be forced on her by a demanding husband; it is the deference that a loving wife, conscious that her home (just as any other institution) must have a head, gladly shows.” (Vaughan). God promises to reward those who work with that kind of heart. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Read Colossians chapter 1. Here we have yet another letter from the Apostle Paul. “Hid” does not mean unknown. Christ, The Mystery Of God. “It is easy to distort the truth; an alteration in the tone of voice or an eloquent look will do it; and there are silences which can be as false and misleading as any words.” (Barclay). The predominant theme is the preeminence and sufficiency of Christ in all and through all in the life of the Christian. Nevertheless, it is also possible to lie to one another without words. General Epistles Col 3:3 : For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Others have blamed these passages for the practice of slavery. The book of Colossians was likely written around A.D. 62 while Paul was in prison in Rome and delivered to its audience by Tychicus and Onesimus (Colossians 4:3, 7-9, 18). ii. NOV 25, 2007; Chapter 2B - Letter to the Colossians Chapter 2B - Letter to the Colossians. It is true that there are limits to a wife’s submission, but when the wife approaches as is fitting in the Lord in this way, then it degenerates into a case of “I’ll submit to my husband when I agree with him. Inherent in those titles is a relationship of authority and submission to authority. i. Dwell in you: “There appears to be here an allusion to the Shechinah, or symbol of the Divine presence, which dwelt in the tabernacle and first temple.” (Clarke), ii. chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 verse: verse 1 verse 2 verse 3 verse 4 verse 5 verse 6 verse 7 verse 8 verse 9 verse 10 verse 11 verse 12 verse 13 verse 14 verse 15 verse 16 verse 17 verse 18 verse 19 verse 20 verse 21 verse 22 verse 23 verse 24 verse 25 “Every godly man seeks his happiness in God; the covetous man seeks that in his money which God alone can give; therefore his covetousness is properly idolatry.” (Clarke), c. 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