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Colossians 1:1-2

To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse.

Colossians 1:1-2
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Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
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To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

  1. Who is this letter from?
    Colossians 1:1
    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
  2. Who is this letter to?
    Colossians 1:2
    To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
  3. How does Paul greet them?
    Colossians 1:2
    To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

Colossians 1:3-8

We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints.

Colossians 1:3-8
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We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
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since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints,
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because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
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which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,
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just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf
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and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

  1. What did Paul do always for them?
    Colossians 1:3
    We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
  2. What had he heard about them?
    Colossians 1:4
    since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints,
  3. Where was their hope laid up for them?
    Colossians 1:5
    because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
  4. What had they heard?
    Colossians 1:5
    because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
  5. Who had the gospel come to?
    Colossians 1:6
    which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,
  6. Where was it bringing forth fruit?
    Colossians 1:6
    which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,
  7. Who had they learned it from?
    Colossians 1:7
    just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf
  8. What had Epaphras declared about them?
    Colossians 1:8
    and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

Colossians 1:9-14

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

Colossians 1:9-14
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And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
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so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
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being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;
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giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
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He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
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in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

  1. What did Paul not cease to do? What did he pray that they would be filled with?
    Colossians 1:9
    And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
  2. How would this make them walk?
    Colossians 1:10
    so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
  3. Who would they be fully pleasing to, and what would they be fruitful in?
    Colossians 1:10
    so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
  4. How would they be strengthened? What would this produce in them?
    Colossians 1:11
    being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;
  5. What has the Father qualified us to be partakers of?
    Colossians 1:12
    giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
  6. What has He delivered us from and conveyed us into?
    Colossians 1:13
    He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
  7. How, and through whom, do we have redemption?
    Colossians 1:14
    in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:15-18

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth. visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.

Colossians 1:15-18
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He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
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For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
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And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
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And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

  1. What is Jesus the image of?
    Colossians 1:15
    He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
  2. What is He the firstborn over?
    Colossians 1:15
    He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
  3. What was created by Jesus? Who were they created for?
    Colossians 1:16
    For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
  4. What is He before? In whom do all things consist (hold together)?
    Colossians 1:17
    And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
  5. What is He the Head of? What is His body? In what things will Jesus have first place (preeminence)?
    Colossians 1:18
    And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

Colossians 1:19-20

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Colossians 1:19-20
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For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
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and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

  1. What pleased the Father?
    Colossians 1:19
    For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
  2. What are the things will He reconcile to Himself?
    Colossians 1:20
    and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Colossians 1:21-23

And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, if indeed you continue in the faith.

Colossians 1:21-23
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And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
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he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
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if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

  1. How were we once alienated from Him?
    Colossians 1:21
    And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
    Colossians 1:22
    he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
  2. What has He now done in the body of His flesh?
    Colossians 1:21
    And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
    Colossians 1:22
    he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
  3. How will He present us?
    Colossians 1:21
    And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
    Colossians 1:22
    he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
  4. For this to happen, what must we continue in?
    Colossians 1:23
    if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Colossians 1:24-29

According to the stewardship from God which was given to me, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

Colossians 1:24-29
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Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
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of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
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the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
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To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
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Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
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For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

  1. What did Paul rejoice in for them?
    Colossians 1:24
    Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
  2. What was lacking? What is His body?
    Colossians 1:24
    Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
  3. How did Paul receive this stewardship?
    Colossians 1:25
    of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
  4. What would Paul fulfill?
    Colossians 1:25
    of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
  5. When had the mystery been hidden?
    Colossians 1:26
    the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
  6. When had it been revealed?
    Colossians 1:26
    the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
  7. What did God will to make know?
    Colossians 1:27
    To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  8. What are the riches of the glory of this mystery?
    Colossians 1:27
    To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  9. What is the hope of glory?
    Colossians 1:27
    To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  10. How was Paul warning every man?
    Colossians 1:28
    Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
  11. How did he want to present every man?
    Colossians 1:28
    Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
  12. How did he labor to do this?
    Colossians 1:29
    For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
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