Colossians & Philemon, Knowing the Bible, by Christopher Beetham

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  • Author: Christopher A. Beetham
  • Editor: J. I. Packer
  • Editor: Lane T. Dennis

SKU: 3310190

The books of Colossians and Philemon complement each other as two New Testament texts that gloriously display the gospel and its implications for how God’s people should live today.
This short guide will help readers see how both letters resonate with the apostle Paul’s overriding passion: magnifying Jesus Christ as the supreme manifestation of God’s redemptive purposes.
Over the course of 12 weeks, these studies explore books of the Bible and:
- Ask thoughtful questions to spur discussion
- Show how each passage unveils the gospel
- Tie the text in with the whole story of Scripture
- Illuminate the doctrines taught in each passage
- Invite you to discover practical implications
- Help you better understand and apply God’s Word
Chapters include:
- Paul's Greeting of and Thanksgiving for the Colossians (1:1-8)
- Paul's Prayer for the Colossians (1:9-14)
- The Christ-Hymn and Its Application to the Colossians(1:15-23)
- Paul's Apostolic Ministry and Its Application to the Colossians (1:24-2:5)
- Paul Confronts the False Teaching (2:6-23)
- Exhortation: Seek Instead the Things of Christ Above (3:1-17)
- Instructions for Relationships both inside and outside the Faith (3:18-4:6)
- The Letter's Conclusion: Greetings and Final Instructions (4:7-18)
- Paul's Greeting of and Thanksgiving for Philemon (vv. 1-7)
- Paul's Appeal concerning Onesimus (vv. 8-25)
- Summary and Conclusion

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