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Good day all,

Due to the Corona Virus our church is still closed, but we hope and pray that we should be able to open up in the beginning of September 2020. 

We miss you all and are praying for you, shalom. 

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1 COLOSSIANS – F) Christ in Chapter One

FACTS ABOUT CHRIST IN COLOSSIANS

Colossions One 

Jesus is the Head of the Kingdom – V13 (Rev 20)
Jesus is our Redeemer – V14 (Gal 4:5; Matt 26:28
Jesus is the image of the invisibile God – V15
Jesus is the Firstborn of eery creature – V16
Jesus is the creator of all things – CV16
Jesus is the eternal being – V17 (Mic 5:2)
Jesus is the Upholder of all things – V17 (Hebr 1:3,8)
Jesus is the Head of the church – V18, 24 (Eph 5)
Jesus si the originator of all things – V18
Jesus is the first-born from the Dead – V18,19 (Col 2:19)
Jesus is the fullness of God – V19 (Col 2:9)
Jesus is the mediator between GOd and man – V20-22 (2 Cor 5:14-21, 1 Tim 2:4-6)
Jesus is the indweller of Saints – V22 (Luk 22:3

 

1 COLOSSIANS – E) Short Summary

SUMMARY OF COLOSSIANS

Please join us through this next month as we study through the book of Colossians.  Everyday we discover new things in this amazing book which we share with you here on our TRT Web-site.  May you be encouraged to study this book in depth as we take you into God’s Precious Word.

The Book of Colossians was written by Paul round about 61-64ad.  For those who don’t know, “ad” stands for “after death (of Jesus)”.  There is a principle in this book that is clearly seen from the beginning and that is: Whatever you do, keep Jesus first in your life!  No matter what you do, do it as if you are doing it for Jesus and He will be the One looking at what you did at the end of the day!

Remember while reading and studying this book that you are fully forgiven in Christ (Col 2) and do not allow anyone to point a finger at you for anything you did in the past; also remember Jesus Christ is the hope of your glory (Col 3).

Short summary of Colossians

Chapter One – Jesus is the image of the invisible God; all things are created by Him; He is the Head of the body; the fullness dwell in Him; and God makes know the riches of His glory to the saints (you).

Chapter Two – You need to walk in Jesus Christ; in Him dwell the fullness of the bodily Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You were circumcised; and are dead to sins; you were quickened by the Spirit and you are forgiven.

Chapter Three – You have been raised by Christ; seek things that are above; Christ is your life; we will appear in glory with Him; You need to put off the old man; All do as God teaches: fathers, mothers, children, and servants.

Chapter Four – Continue in steadfast prayers; walk in wisdom; let your speech be gracious and seasoned with salt.

I would advise you to study these four summary’s of this book so that in future when someone speaks about something relating to this book you can say; “Yes, we can learn about putting off the old man in chapter 3 of Colossians”.  In this way you learn where to find certain teachings that are valuable to us as Christians.  People will also be impressed when they know that you actually “know” God’s Word chapter-by-chapter.  Try to learn and remember the short summaries of this amazing book.

There is a very important prayer in the book of Colossians which brother Paul wrote in Chapter 1:9-11.

  • That you are filled with the knowledge of Gods will;
  • That you have spiritual discernment;
  • That you walk in a manner worthy of the Lord;
  • That your life bears fruit;
  • That you are strengthened with all power and with joy;
  • That you should thank the Father.

PRAYER: Col 1:9 Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works.  Col 1:10 We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work.  Col 1:11 We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul–not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, Col 1:12 thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.

There are certain highlights that you should always take note of in the book of Colossians:

  • Paul was a provider for the people and we should also try to provide for others – Col 1:28-29.
  • The battle always begin in the mind like Joyce Meyer says – Col 3:1-14
  • Growth is not an event; you need to have discipline – Col 2:1-7
  • Relationship skills is needed if you want to be a Leader – Col 3:18-46

The subject of the book of Colossians is:

Not only to walk in light (Col 1:23; 2:6-7; 3:1-17) but also to live in Freedom in Christ and be free from the old Law; to have freedom from old religions and live in a doctrine of faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.  You must also be free from rituals, philosophies, genealogies, false teachings and mysticisms.  Rituals, ordinances, observance of Sabbath days, and holy days as well as rites will not benefit us at all.  Live in unity with Jesus and the bodily Godhead and remember that you died with Christ through your baptism. You must at all times practise holiness and live in righteousness believing in Christ holding on to your faith in His Kingdom; and grow in completeness, fullness of His knowledge, His abilities, His skills, His capabilities, His grace and His love for you.

I encourage you to start reading through the book of Colossians as we will be studying this Word together for the next few days chapter-by chapter.

Shalom. Nomsa   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

1 COLOSSIANS – D) Things not to do

 Colossians (Things you should not do)

1:23 Continue stay in the gospel in faith – so do not move away from the hope which rests on and is inspired by the glad tidings

2:8 See to it that no-one carried you off as spoil or makes you captive by philosophies and vain deceit (nonsense)

2:16 Let no-one sit in judgement on you in matters…

2:18 a Let no-one defraud you by acting as umpire

2:18 b Let no-one declare you unworthy or disqualify you.

2:20 Do not live as if you still belong to the world

3:19 Husbands, do not be harsh or bitter or resentful towards them

3:21 a  Fathers, do not provoke or irritate or fret your children,

3:21 b Fathers, do not harass them lest they become discouraged.

3:21 b Fathers, do not break the spirit of your children

3:25 Do not deal wrongfully; and be punished for wrongdoing

We trust you learnt something. Look out for our next post…. What to do (according to the book Colossians).

 

1 COLOSSIANS – C) Leadership in Colossians

Paul in Colossians (re Leadership)

During the book of Colossians we find many different Topics described and spoken by Brother Paul and there is much we can learn from them.  Here is just a few topics Paul speaks about in Colossians: Provision from God; Self-Discipline; Leadership; Victory; Respect; Relationships.

In the next month we will be standing still with some of these topics in the book of Colossians; so that you can learn something about this amazing book and the character of the bodily Godhead.

Today we will be talking about Leadership through Colossians:

  • Paul writes teaching us that we should remember that the Holy Spirit must always be the center of our lives; no matter what you do or where you go, always ask the Holy Spirit to accompany you and to be with you.  He will give you guidance, wisdom and knowledge at the right moment when you need it.  Even when i go to buy a nice painting i ask the Holy Spirit which one would suite my lounge better, for He knows.  When i buy groceries i ask the Holy Spirit to join me and often times at the Store it is when i meet someone that are really down-and-out and need an encouraging word.  If you ask the Holy Spirit to join you where you go; He will always make sure that you are in a position where you can do something for the Kingdom of God – Col 1:17
  • In the book Paul teaches that that Masters are really “Leaders” and we learn how servants should deal with their Masters and visa versa.  But the most important thing to remember is that ultimately Jesus is our Master in Heaven and we must submit to His glory in Jesus Name – Col 3:22. 
  • We must remember that Leadership in the global church of Jesus Christ begins on the inside of you; and not on the outside.   God is interested in WHO you are, more than what He is interested in what you are doing.  First love, then give.
  • Another thing that is very important for Leaders to know is that if you have made the decision to be a Leader for a long time; i suggest you accept the fact that you are going to be a learner forever.  You can never ever learn enough and you should always be open to learn from anybody that is willing to give you advice.  If you don’t agree just chuck it away from you, but first ask yourself: can i learn something from this? Col 1:7-12
  • As Leaders we must remember to pray.  Praying is very important – we can do nothing unless we pray and ask God to help us first.  It is through our praying that God will answer our call, and then only will we see that everything fall in place; so start praying today for what you believe the Lord to do for you.  Trust in Him alone for no-one on this earth can do for you what Jesus can do for you. To be exceptional in life and be outstanding you need only to pray – Col 1:9-14. 
  • Paul speak to the Fathers, the Mothers and the children: since each of them have someone they must look up to, just like we look up to our Father in heaven.  For the child the mother or Father is their Leader; for the wife the Husband is her Leader; for the Husband God is his Leader… and so we learn from our Superiors how to live a good life in this Kingdom of God – Col 4:1. 

(Part of our Kingdom Bible College Handbook.  Written 2001).

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1 COLOSSIANS – B) Jesus in Chapter One

BOOK OF COLOSSIANS 

Facts about Christ in Colossians One

Colossions One 

Jesus is the Head of the Kingdom – V13 (Rev 20)

Jesus is our Redeemer – V14 (Gal 4:5; Matt 26:28

Jesus is the image of the invisibile God – V15

Jesus is the Firstborn of eery creature – V16

Jesus is the creator of all things – CV16

Jesus is the eternal being – V17 (Mic 5:2)

Jesus is the Upholder of all things – V17 (Hebr 1:3,8)

Jesus is the Head of the church – V18, 24 (Eph 5)

Jesus si the originator of all things – V18

Jesus is the first-born from the Dead – V18,19 (Col 2:19)

Jesus is the fullness of God – V19 (Col 2:9)

Jesus is the mediator between GOd and man – V20-22 (2 Cor 5:14-21, 1 Tim 2:4-6)

Jesus is the indweller of Saints – V22 (Luk 22:3