Preaching Pointers from Colossians

The Book of Colossians, Preaching Overview In the biblical corpus, the book of Colossians is a treasure trove of Christology. In this tiny epistle, the apostle Paul makes much of all things Jesus. Along with other key New Testament Christological pericopes suc... Read More »

Colossians Sermon Starter

Dr. Andrew Hebert, pastor of Paramount Baptist Church, continues the Sermon Starter series with the book of Colossians. Read More »

Colossians 3:18-4:1

Locate the Passage 3:18-4:1 is a clearly definable unit, marked by the pairing of instructions to wives/husbands, children/fathers, and slaves/masters. This section continues in the vein of the exhortations begun at the beginning of chapter 3 to seek what is a... Read More »

Colossians 4:7-18

Locate the Passage 4:7-18 form the closing words of Paul’s letter to the Colossians. It includes commendations, greetings, final instructions, and a benediction. Identify the Genre The macro level is epistolary. The micro level contains the conclusion to the... Read More »

Colossians 4:2-6

Locate the Passage Serving as the final paragraph in the hortatory section of the book, 4:2-6 is one unit, marked off from the previous and subsequent paragraphs by the type of material contained in it. The previous section is clearly bound together by the pai... Read More »

Colossians 3:15-17

Locate the Passage 3:15-17 constitutes the final paragraph of specific exhortations flowing from the generic exhortation of 3:1-4. 3:18ff contain specific exhortations as well, but of a different sort than those in 3:5-17. 3:18ff will commence instructions on ... Read More »

Colossians 3:12-14

Locate the Passage Like the previous paragraph, 3:12-14 is a paragraph of specific exhortation flowing out of the general exhortation in 3:1-4 to seek what is above. The oun (“therefore”) in 3:12 serves to distinguish this paragraph from the previous one. ... Read More »

Colossians 3:5-11

Locate the Passage 3:5-11 is a paragraph of specific exhortation flowing out of the general exhortation in 3:1-4 to seek what is above. The oun (“therefore”) in 3:5 marks this as a distinct paragraph from the previous one. Similarly, the oun in 3:12 signal... Read More »

Colossians 3:1-4

Locate the Passage 3:1-4 begins a new paragraph of exhortation based on what Paul has said in 2:16-23, signaled by the use of oun (“therefore”). This paragraph is a generic exhortation to seek the things above. Paul will give specific exhortations in 3:5ff... Read More »

Colossians 2:16-23

Locate the Passage 2:16-23 is a warning against false teaching, expanding the general warning given in 2:8-15 and making it specific. This passage gives more specific information about the nature of the Colossian heresy that was endangering the Colossian churc... Read More »