Paul’s companions mentioned:
Timotheus, Epaphras, Tychicus, Onesimus, Aristarchus, Marcus, Jesus (Justus), Luke, Demas, Nymphas, Archippus

Preeminence & all sufficiency – References to The Lord Jesus 81X

Absoluteness – Complete 9X & All (πᾶς) 40X
Imperatives – 30X, (1X0, 2X4, 3X17, 4X9)

Col 2:6. In verse 6 the first imperative “WALK” is encountered.
Three more will follow in this chapter.

Colossians 2:11–12

In him you have been circumcised with a circumcision not made by man’s hands, a circumcision which consists in putting off the whole of that part of you which is dominated by sinful human nature, which you were able to do by the circumcision which belongs to Christ. You were buried with him in the act of baptism, and in that act you were raised with him through your faith in the effective working of God, who raised him from the dead. (Barclay, W.)

Col 2:11 – In Him – first Greek words
– Gn 12 a nation, name, blessing
– Gn 15 a son and many more
– Gn 17 a seal of the covenant, land promised
Flesh (Ezek 44:7, 9), heart, heart & ears (Acts 7:8, 51), lips (Ex 6:12, 30)

In the NT it became the rite of initiation into the Christian community.
A dying and rising with Christ.

Col 2:11 – “putting off”, (unclothe, Noun G555)
Col 2:15 – “disarm” (strip, Verb G554) Col 3:9

Col 3:8 – “to put off from oneself” (cast off Verb G659), “to put off, lay aside,”
But now ye also PUT OFF all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Acts 7:58
And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses LAID DOWN their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.
Rom 13:12
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore CAST OFF the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Eph 4:22
That ye PUT OFF concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph 4:25
Wherefore PUTTING AWAY lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Heb 12:1
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us LAY ASIDE every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
James 1:21
Wherefore LAY APART all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
1 Pet 2:1
Wherefore LAYING ASIDE all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

Put On:

Col 3:10 – new self,

Col 3:12 – tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering

Col 3:14 – love, which is the bond of perfection

Col 2:16

Col 2:18

Chapter 1:
Their faith, love, hope, the word of the truth of the gospel
bringing forth fruit, the grace of God in truth;
7 as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant,
who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf
9 pray you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding

Jan 16

The Cacophony of Voices – subtle, plausible, but false:

Col 2:4 deceiving smooth talkers

The apostle is warning against allowing the mind to be derailed from the simple walk with Christ as Lord and saviour
(2 Cor 11:3, 2 Cor 11:3 KJV) – the simplicity that is in Christ.)
(Beguile – deceive, delude) paralogizomai (παραλογίζομαι, 3884 & James 1:22), lit. and primarily, “to reckon wrong,” hence means “to reason falsely” (para, “from, amiss,” logizomai, “to reason”) or “to deceive by false reasoning” Vine

Col 2:8 captivating philosophers

“Beware”, “Be careful”, “See to it”
(Beware – take heed) – intent, earnest contemplation, Acts 1:9, of the gaze of the disciples when the Lord ascended (Vine)
Cheat – (Spoil) sulagogeo (συλαγωγέω, 4812), “carry you off as spoil.” The false teacher, take control, through his “philosophy and vain deceit,” would carry them off as so much booty. (Vine)

Col 2:16 Judaizing judges “Judaizers”

“Judge, evaluate” – “to judge adherence to Jewish law”
Wuest – Stop therefore allowing anyone to be sitting in judgment upon you

Col 2:18 disqualifying Umpires

condemn, disqualify, defraud, cheat you of your reward”

Those that assume the office of umpire to dictate to you
Wuest – Let no one as a judge declare you unworthy of a reward
Prov 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.

Col 2:19 They are puffed up (Col 2:18) and disconnected from the head (Col 2:19).
Therefore the humility here and in Col 2:23 is not real.
What Paul says of the words of the puffed up – 1 Cor 4:19

This verse present the positive of the union,
but what of these who are disconnected from the head?
Cut off from proper nourishment from the head
Not being unified by the union with the head Col 2:2
no growth with the increase that is from God

Col 2:20 why subject yourselves to regulations

Col 2:21 Do not touch, taste, handle

Col 2:22 as fleeting as the men behind them
perish – destroyed by corruption

Col 2:23 self-made religion, self-imposed religion, do-it-yourself religion, religion thought up by oneself

Jan 23

Col 3:1 If (since, because, in view of the fact See Col 2:20,3:3;Gal 2:19;Col 2:16,21,11)

Col 3:1 Seek what’s above
Col 3:2 Set affection on above
Col 3:5 Kill inner evil
Col 3:8 Stop bad thoughts and words
Col 3:9 Lie not
Col 3:12 Put on compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience
Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule
Col 3:15 Be thankful
Col 3:16 Let the word dwell in you
Col 3:18 Wives, submit
Col 3:19 Husbands, love (ἀγαπάω)
Col 3:19 Be not bitter
Col 3:20 Children, obey
Col 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children
Col 3:22 Servants, obey
Col 3:23 Do, work heartily, as for the Lord
Col 3:24 You serve the Lord

Jan 30

  1. We have died with Christ Col 2:20
  2. We have been raised with Christ Col 3:1
  3. We shall be manifested with Christ Col 3:4

lemma.g:πορνεία 11X always “fornication”
lemma.g:ἀκαθαρσία 9X always “uncleanness”
lemma.g:πάθος 3X “vile affections”, “inordinate affections”, “lust of concupiscence”
lemma.g:ἐπιθυμία 19X, 14X = lust, 3X = “concupiscence”, 2X = “desire (good)”
lemma.g:πλεονεξία 6X, 5X = “covetousness”, 1X “greediness”
lemma.g:εἰδωλολατρία 1 Corinthians 10:14 “flee!”

1 Cor 6:18 Flee fornication.
1 Cor 10:14 flee idolatry.
1 Tim 6:11 flee the excessive desire for money
2 Tim 2:22 Flee youthful lusts

lemma.g:ὀργή 21X, 18X = wrath, 2X “anger”, 1X “vengeance”
lemma.g:θυμός 5X, 4X = “wrath”, 1X = “indignation”
lemma.g:κακία 6X, 5X “malice”, 1X “maliciousness”
lemma.g:βλασφημία 3X, “evil speaking”, “blasphemy”, “railings”
lemma.g:αἰσχρολογία 1X, “obscene”, “vulgar”, “dirty”, “vile”, “foul”
lemma.g:ψεύδομαι 5X “lie”
lemma.g:ἀποτίθημι 4X 2X “put off”, “cast off”, “put away”
“old man” = “old person”, “old self”

“I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day.”

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
The eye is a better pupil, more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing, but example is always clear,
And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds,
For to see a good put in action is what everybody needs.

I can soon learn how to do it if you will let me see it done;
I can watch your hand in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lectures you deliver may be very wise and true,
But I’d rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there is no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

When I see a deed of kindness, I am eager to be kind.
When a weaker brother stumbles, and a strong man stands behind
Just to see if he can help him, then the wish grows strong in me
To become as big and thoughtful as I know that friend to be.
And all travelers can witness that the best of guides today
Is not the one who tells them, but the one who shows the way.

One good man teaches many; men believe what they behold;
One deed of kindness noted is worth forty that are told.
Who stands with men of honor learns to hold his honor dear,
For right living speaks a language which to everyone is clear.
Though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say,
I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day.

— Edgar A. Guest

Feb 6

Feb 13

Col 3:18

6X Wives submit (to place under the authority of)
Eph 5:22,Eph 5:24,Col 3:18,Titus 2:5,1 Pet 3:1,1 Pet 3:5,6
Turf and Common

Col 3:19

4X Husbands agapeo your wife
Eph 5:25,28,33;Col 3:19
Don’t allow yourself to become bitter

Titus 2:4-5
1X Wives Phileo your husband

Col 3:20 (Eph 6:1 – Obey, Honour – 1 with promise)

Children – Obey (listen, hear, and do what you are told)

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
― Mark Twain

Col 3:21 (Eph 6:4 – Fathers, provoke not but – positive)
Fathers – Do not! exasperate, vex,
leads to giving up, dispirited, disheartened

Col 3:22 (Eph 6:5,6 – “eyeservice, as people-pleasers”)

As V20: Servants – Obey (listen, hear, and do what you are told)
“All things (all the time)” vs “when watched”
Singleness = (sincerity of heart)
“Please man” vs “reverential fear of offending God”

Col 3:23 (Eph 6:7 – do everything as to the Lord, not people)
How? Heartily – From the Heart, or Soul, “with enthusiasm”

Col 3:24

Col 3:25

Feb 20

Col 4:2
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Nehemiah 4:1
Sanballat, Tobiah & the army of Samaria belittle the Jews and their wall.
Nehemiah 4:4-5 He prays against them.
Nehemiah 4:7-8 The plot against the Jews
Nehemiah 4:9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God,
and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
Always weapons and tools close at hand, clothes on ecept ot wash
Even then weapons near.

Neh 4:9
Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Matt 26:41
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Mark 14:38
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
Mark 13:33
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
Luke 21:36
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Eph 6:18
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
1 Pet 4:7
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

Walk: (Conduct, Behaviour)
Jn 6:66 After HIM
1 Jn 2:6 As Jesus Christ the righteous
Col 2:6 In Christ Jesus the Lord
Jn 11:9,10 In Dark/Light, Day/Night
Eph 5:2 In Love
2Jn 4,3Jn 4 In Truth
Col 4:5 In Wisdom
Heb 13:9 Grace strengthened
Rom 6:4 In Newness of life
2 Cor 12:18 In same spirit, same steps
Eph 2:10 In good works
1 Cor 7:17 As Called
Eph 4:17 As Gentiles
2 Thess 3:6 As traditions received of Paul & Co.
2 Cor 5:7 Through faith
Eph 4:1 Worthy of vocation called to
Col 1:10 Worthy of the Lord
1Thess 2:12 Worthy of God
John 12:35 While Light
Acts 21:21 Customs
Rom 8:1,4; 2 Cor 10:3 After flesh/After Spirit
Eph 2:2 After the course of this world
Rom 13:13;1 Thess 4:12 Honestly (decently + NOT list)
2 Thes 3:11 Apart from disorderly,Working not
Col 3:5 NOT list Walked & lived in