The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon

The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon
Author: Douglas J. Moo
Pages: 471
ISBN: 9780802837271
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Release: 2008-08-25
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using the same brilliant exegesis and sound practical insight found in his previous work, Douglas J. Moo here not only accurately explains the meaning of the Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, but also applies that meaning to twenty-first-century readers. Moo introduces each book with a series of five similar questions: To whom was it written? Who wrote it? When? Why? and What? He then divides the commentary itself into Letter Opening, Letter Body, and Letter Closing for each book, addressing the introductory thanksgiving of Philemon as well. The volume ends with thorough indexes of names, subjects, scripture references, and extrabiblical literature. Informed, methodologically astute, evangelical, and displaying a careful balance between good scholarship and pastoral concern, The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon is readily accessible, offering something for everyone -- teacher or student, pastor or parishioner, scholar or layperson.

Colossians Remixed

Colossians Remixed
Author: Brian J. Walsh,Sylvia C. Keesmaat
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0830827382
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Release: 2004-10-04
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this innovative and refreshing book Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat explain our own sociocultural context to then help us get into the world of the New Testament and get a sense of the power of the gospel as it addressed those who lived in Colossae two thousand years ago. Their reading presents us with a radical challenge from the apostle Paul for today.

Colossians

Colossians
Author: Nijay K. Gupta
Pages: 227
ISBN: 1573126675
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In Paul's letter to the Colossians, the reader is introduced to a supreme Christ who created earth and vanquished the power of death. However, this same Christ chose to bear the shame of death on a Roman cross in order to bring restoration and reconciliation to humans and all of creation affected by the chaos caused by sin. The enduring message of Colossians is uniquely challenging and instructive precisely because it testifies to the church's cruciform life in obedience to this crucified cosmic Lord, Jesus Christ." -- Publisher description.

Colossians Philemon

Colossians  Philemon
Author: David E. Garland
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780310570974
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Release: 2009-05-26
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Colossians

Colossians
Author: Jerry L. Sumney
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9780664221423
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Release: 2008
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary of every book and major aspect of the New Testament, providing fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, careful attention to their literary design, and a theologically perceptive exposition of the biblical text. C. Clifton Black, M. Eugene Boring, and John T. Carroll are series editors. The letter to the Colossians offers great insight into the faith, life, and problems of an early Christian church. Understanding this letter to be one of Pauls prison epistles but aware of the differences between this and his other writings, Jerry Sumney shows how the church struggled with expressing its new faith in the diverse settings of the Greco-Roman world. Paying special attention to the ways of forgiveness and salvation through the power of Christ, this fine commentary offers compelling new insights into Colossians expansive Christology and expectant eschatology.

Colossians BNTC

Colossians BNTC
Author: Paul Foster
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780567669667
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Release: 2016-08-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Foster provides the commentary on Colossians in this renowned series of biblical commentaries, under the General Editorship of Professor Morna D. Hooker (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity Emerita in the University of Cambridge, UK). As with other volumes in the series, the key questions for scholars are scrutinised thoroughly - questions of historicity, the use of historical traditions and sources, the relationship of Colossians to the rest of the New Testament in particular the Pauline letters, authorship, and setting. Foster examines these issues in such a way as to present the heart of the academic debate to a wider audience, as befitting to the series reputation for rigorous commentary, which not only advances the knowledge of students and pastors, but also makes a contribution to the academic discourse in its own right.

Colossians and Philemon

Colossians and Philemon
Author: Marianne Meye Thompson
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0802827152
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Release: 2005-11-02
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colossians and Philemon have traditionally been overshadowed by other New Testament texts thought to express Pauline theology more clearly. In this notable commentary, however, Marianne Meye Thompson shows how these two epistles provide a unique formulation of the gospel in terms of creation and reconciliation rather than justification by faith. In Colossians she finds an overarching narrative of the Bible's grand creation-redemption story and an important emphasis on the relationship between creation and Christology, while her exploration of Philemon casts brighter light on the significance of Paul's familial metaphors for the church and the meaning of new humanity in Christ. Throughout her work on these two epistles, Thompson continually connects her insights to theological concerns, making this volume an excellent addition to the Two Horizons series.

Colossians Philemon

Colossians   Philemon
Author: John MacArthur
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0802407617
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Release: 1992
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These study guides, part of a set from noted Bible scholar John MacArthur, take readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the reader toward application, The MacArthur Bible Studies are invaluable tools for Bible students of all ages. The theme of Paul's letter to the Colossians is the complete adequacy of Christ in contrast to the emptiness of mere human philosophy- a timely message in the face of the do-it-yourself, anything-goes New Age movement. MacArthur expounds on Paul's themes as he moves passage-by-passage through the text of Colossians and Philemon. His careful exegesis and life-changing applications expressed in a clear style and easily understandable language will appeal to both pastors and laypeople.

The Message of Colossians Philemon

The Message of Colossians   Philemon
Author: R. C. Lucas
Pages: 78
ISBN: 9780830897865
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Release: 2014-05-02
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fullness and freedom--two aspects of Christian life that we all want to share. Paul wrote about them at length (and depth) in his letter to the Christians at Colossae, where certain new teachers were proclaiming that "mere Christianity" is not enough. There is, they suggested, a fuller experience, a greater liberation, than they had so far enjoyed. But Paul was adamant: all God's fullness is in Christ alone, and only through his complete work are we set free. These are the great objective truths of the faith that Dick Lucas highlights in his exposition, enabling us to see both the riches that are ours in Christ and the irrelevance--even blasphemy--of all would-be improvements on what God has done.

Colossians

Colossians
Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Pages: 125
ISBN: 0781445671
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Release: 2009
Editor: David C Cook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Place Christ on the highest throne overlooking every area of your life, and the knowledge of His preeminence will shield you from false teaching. Based on Dr. Wiersbe's original commentary on Colossians.

Colossians

Colossians
Author: Vika Pechersky
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9781532682377
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Release: 2019-05-29
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colossians: The Gospel, the Church, and the New Humanity in Christ is a Bible study guide that offers serious treatment of Paul’s letter for believers who seek a wider understanding of how the gospel applies not only to them personally, but also to the world around them. This study explores Paul as a writer, theologian, and pastor who employs his literary skills, theological discourse, and pastoral exhortation to ensure that Jesus Christ remains at the center of the young Christian community at Colossae. He reinterprets the Old Testament in light of the revelation of God given in his beloved Son, showing how Jesus fulfils both the Scripture and God’s plan for his creation. In the end, Paul presents to the Colossian Church a sweeping worldview and a lifestyle that is firmly grounded in the person and work of Jesus Christ and aimed at reflecting his image to the rest of the world.

Philippians and Colossians

Philippians and Colossians
Author: H. A. Ironside
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780825497179
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Release: 2021
Editor: Kregel Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This classic commentary series from one of the most creative and articulate expositors of the twentieth century is being reissued for a new generation.

Colossians and Philemon Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

Colossians and Philemon  Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
Author: G. K. Beale
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781493416653
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Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this addition to the award-winning BECNT series, leading New Testament scholar and bestselling author G. K. Beale offers a substantive evangelical commentary on Colossians and Philemon. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, Beale leads readers through all aspects of Colossians and Philemon--sociological, historical, and theological--to help them better understand the meaning and relevance of these biblical books. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text and an acclaimed, user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility--making it a useful tool for pastors, church leaders, students, and teachers.

The Epistles to the Colossians to Philemon and to the Ephesians

The Epistles to the Colossians  to Philemon  and to the Ephesians
Author: F. F. Bruce
Pages: 442
ISBN: 0802825109
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Release: 1984-10-23
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

F.F. Bruce's study of the Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians constitute a single volume in The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world's leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and scholarly while faithful to the infallible Word of God.

Colossians and Philemon

Colossians and Philemon
Author: Michael F Bird
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780718843298
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Release: 2011-05-26
Editor: ISD LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michael Bird's commentary on Colossians and Philemon in the New Covenant Commentary Series pays close attention to the socio-historical context, the flow and dynamics of the text, their argumentative strategy, theological message, and the meaning ofColossians and Philemon for the contemporary church today. Bird situates Colossians in the context of Paul's Ephesian ministry and describes how Paul attempts to persuade a congregation in the Lycus Valley to remain firm in the gospel and to grasp the cosmic majesty of Jesus Christ over and against the views of certain Jewish mystics who have thrown the Colossians into confusion. He shows how, in the letter to Philemon, Paul intercedes for a slave estranged from his master through a carefully crafted feat of pastoral persuasion from a missionary friend of Philemon. The commentary combines exegetical insight, rhetorical analysis, theological exposition, and practical application all in one short volume. Bird shows Paul at work as a theologian, pastor, and missionary in his letters to the Colossians and Philemon.

Sacra Pagina Colossians and Ephesians

Sacra Pagina  Colossians and Ephesians
Author: Margaret Y. MacDonald
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780814682852
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Release: 2008-03-01
Editor: Liturgical Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No two works in the Pauline Epistles resemble each other as closely as Colossians and Ephesians. Often recognized for their majestic tone and powerful theological statement, Colossians and Ephesians also present many challenges of interpretation. Most commentaries on these letters seem preoccupied with the same few issues, particularly the question of authorship. As MacDonald addresses these classic questions, she offers a fresh perspective on Colossians and Ephesians by making use of insights from the social sciences. Moreover, by paying attention to subtle differences between the two letters, she brings their distinct perspectives into sharp relief. MacDonald highlights the interplay between Colossians and Ephesians and the social life of New Testament communities. She illustrates how the texts reflect ancient cultural values and are influenced by particular aspects of community life such as worship and household existence. In particular, she reflects on the issues faced by these communities as they formed institutions and interacted with the society around them. She shows the struggles of the New Testament communities to survive and maintain a distinct identity in first-century society. Margaret Y. MacDonald is a professor in the department of religious studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. She and Carolyn Osiek have coauthored (with Janet H. Tulloch) A Women's Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity (Fortress, 2006). Her research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Ephesians and Colossians Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament

Ephesians and Colossians  Paideia  Commentaries on the New Testament
Author: Charles H. Talbert
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1441206590
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Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ephesians and Colossians is the first of eighteen volumes in the new Paideia commentary series. This series approaches each text in its final, canonical form, proceeding by sense units rather than word-by-word or verse-by-verse. Each sense unit is explored in three sections: (1) introductory matters, (2) tracing the train of thought, (3) key hermeneutical and theological questions. The commentaries shed fresh light on the text while avoiding idiosyncratic readings, attend to theological meaning without presuming a specific theological stance in the reader, and show how the text uses narrative and rhetorical strategies from the ancient educational context to form and shape the reader. Professors, graduate and seminary students, and pastors will benefit from this readable commentary, as will theological libraries.

Colossians

Colossians
Author: Jan Wells
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781602663572
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Release: 2007-04
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many challenges faced the first century Christian church and the Apostle Paul addressed these concerns in his epistles. This study of Colossians looks at the message written to the church in ancient Colossae and contains important theology, providing one of the most important portions in Scripture that teaches about the person of Christ. Colossians presents instructions for living and this study helps the student discover this book's relevance for believers in the 21st century. This in-depth inductive study carefully observes the text of Scripture, interprets the original intent of the book, and challenges the student to claim the eternal principles that can be applied in everyday circumstances for all those who follow Jesus Christ. The homework provides options for students and can be done in one to three hours each week. When the study is done as part of a group, the weekly discussion helps everyone gain perspective from others. JAN WELLS has been married forty-one years, is the mother of two grown children, and a grandmother. A former English and history teacher, Jan has written twenty-two in-depth, inductive studies reflecting her passion for the Lord and His word. Incorporated in Jan's writing is a commitment to the importance of the ministry of discipleship within the body of Christ and sensitivity to the differences in the way people think and learn. Jan, the creator of Sunergos Bible Studies, has taught the Bible to adults for nearly thirty years in an interdenominational ministry. The author has an M.A. in Christian Ministry from Simpson University (Alliance) and is pursuing an M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (SBC). Sunergos Bible Studies have been used ina number of churches throughout the country and internationally, and because of their thoroughness, they have become valuable resources for many pastors and Bible teachers.

Be Complete Colossians

Be Complete  Colossians
Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1434765202
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: David C Cook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We live in an age when everyone is trying to live richer, fuller lives. We're told to buy this, try that, eat those, and say no to the rest, as if that's all we need to do to make our lives complete. Two thousand years ago, the church at Colossae faced similar challenges. The apostle Paul wrote a letter outlining the only way we can live complete lives: Christ. What can we learn today from this ancient church? Called by many scholars the "most profound letter Paul ever wrote," Colossians warrants a careful, faithful study. In this short but exciting letter, Paul makes the case for the supremacy of Christ in all things. Best-selling author and teacher Warren W. Wiersbe calls your attention to Paul's essential thoughts on living a complete life.

First Thessalonians Philippians Second Thessalonians Colossians Ephesians

First Thessalonians  Philippians  Second Thessalonians  Colossians  Ephesians
Author: Vincent M. Smiles
Pages: 125
ISBN: 0814628672
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Release: 2005
Editor: Liturgical Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Complete biblical texts with sound, scholarly based commentary that is written at a pastoral level; the Scripture translation is that of the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms (1991)"--Provided by publisher.