Exegesis Colossians Essay

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Table of Contents Introduction 1 Background and Setting 2 Context of the passage 4 Block Diagram of Colossians 3:12-17 (NASB) 5 Commentary on the Passage 6 Key Theological Points 10 Applications 11 Applications for Churches 11 Applications for Individual Believers 12 Conclusion 13 Appendix A: Sermon Outline 15 Bibliography 17 Colossians 3:12-17 (NASB) 12So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Introduction Paul’s epistle to the church at Colossae is by many measures a unique letter in the pages of the Bible. In this paper I will illustrate an exegesis of Colossians 3:12-17 including a block diagram to help in simplifying the verses discussed as well as provide a break-down for some of the key Greek words in each verse of the passage. While the focus for this paper is a key passage found in Colossians, in order to set the stage for an in-depth analysis, one must understand the background of the church at Colossae¸ the struggles the church faced, and the external influences. Paul’s epistle to the Colossians can be broken into two main parts: a doctrinal and a practical. (1.) The doctrinal

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