Colossians Commentaries & Sermons

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CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL
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Another Overview Chart - Colossians - Charles Swindoll
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Colossians: Precept Ministries International Inductive Study
12 lessons -- Lesson 1 can be downloaded as Pdf (Click above link)
( Click for discussion of the value of Inductive Study)

Colossians -- Do you feel incomplete? Do you fear being deceived...or do you know that what you believe is biblical? The study of Colossians will enlighten and encourage you in your Christian walk. 13 weeks, 12 lessons

COLOSSIANS COMMENTARY
Verse by Verse
In Depth Comments

Compiled by Bruce Hurt, MD

Christ
Preeminent in All Things

Supreme Lord - Sufficient Savior
Colossians 1 Colossians 2 Colossians 3 Colossians 4
Supremacy of
Christ
Submission to
Christ
Doctrinal
and Corrective
Practical
and Reassuring
What Christ
Did For Us
What Christ
Does Through Us
Christ
Our Lord
Christ
Our Life
Christ
our Love
Christ the
Head of the Body
Christ the Lord
of the Universe
Christ the
Head of the Home
Instruction Warnings Exhortations Reminders
Reconciliation Creation Submission Conversation
His Person
and Word
His Peace
and Presence

HENRY ALFORD
Colossians Commentary
The New Testament for English Readers

HENRY ALFORD
Colossians Commentary
The Greek Testament

PAUL APPLE
Colossians - 139 page Pdf Notes

JACK ARNOLD
COLOSSIANS SERMONS

BACK TO THE BIBLE
Devotionals

WILLIAM BARCLAY
Commentary on Colossians
Daily Study Bible

Comment: Barclay often has rich insights on Greek words and/or historical background. However, be aware that he does hold some unorthodox beliefs, so be a Berean (Acts 17:11) and use this resource wisely.

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary Notes
on Colossians

JOHANN BENGEL
Colossians Commentary
The Critical English Testament

Similar to following but less Greek

C H Spurgeon wrote that Bengel's NT commentary "is the Scholar's delight! Bengel condensed more matter into a line than can be extracted from pages of other writers."

John Wesley said of Bengel "I know of no commentator on the Bible equal to Bengel" and referred to him as "The great light of the Christian world."

JOHANN BENGEL
Colossians Commentary
Gnomon of the New Testament

JOSEPH A BEET
Expositional Commentary
Colossians

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Colossians
Joseph Exell, Ed.

Over 300 pages of material!

BRIAN BELL
Calvary Murietta
Colossians

BRIAN BILL
Edgewood Baptist Church
Colossians

GREGORY BROWN
Commentary on Colossians

JOHN CALVIN
Commentary on Colossians

RICH CATHERS
Calvary Chapel, Fullerton, Ca

GEORGE CLARK
Commentary on Colossians (1906)

"Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Colossians Commentary
Expository Notes

Hint: Click NETBible which has Net notes in the right panel as well as a tab for Constable's Notes. As you scroll the Bible text in the left panel, the notes are synchronized and will scroll to the same passage.

W A CRISWELL
Sermons on Colossians

RON DANIEL
Sermons on Colossians

JOHN EADIE
A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle
of St Paul to the Colossians

Verse by Verse Exposition. Recommended - it takes some work to read through Eadie's prodigious comments but you will be rewarded with some excellent insights on the text

D Edmond Hiebert - First published in 1855, this is a full and rich exegetical treatment of Colossians by a conservative Scottish Presbyterian scholar of the last century. Although innocent of the later theological developments, it still has value for the Greek student for its exegetical insights.

Spurgeon writes that this is "Very full and reliable. A work of utmost value." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

CHARLES ELLICOTT
Commentary on Colossians

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
Teacher helps for Lifeway Series
on Colossians

DON FORTNER
Sermons on Colossians

BRUCE GOETTSCHE
Sermons on Colossians

THOMAS GUTHRIE
Studies on Colossians 1
Focus is on Christology

Spurgeon writes that this is "Not so much an exposition as a series of brilliant discourses, or prose poems. Dr. Guthrie has only touched upon the first chapter." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

DAVID GUZIK
Commentary Notes
Colossians

DAVID HOLWICK
Sermons on Colossians

WAYNE HOUSE

HYMNS RELATING TO COLOSSIANS

ILLUSTRATIONS
10,000 Illustrations
Colossians

IVP COMMENTARY
Colossians
Robert W Wall

Cyril Barber - Wall, Robert W. Colossians and Philemon. IVP New testament Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993. Addressed to a people preoccupied with legal codes and intellectual disputes. Stresses not only the centrality of Christ, but also the need for Christians to live out their faith in spite of adverse economic and social conditions.

H A IRONSIDE
Commentary on Colossians

S LEWIS JOHNSON
Expository Sermons on Colossians

S LEWIS JOHNSON
Colossians Series
in Bibliotheca Sacra

James Rosscup comments that this collection is "One of the most contributive discussions of Colossians verse by verse, with help on difficulties and evaluation of different interpretations, written by a former professor at Dallas Seminary who is outstanding as an exegete, expositor, and theologian." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

The Links below are to Dr Johnson's 12 part series on the epistle of Colossians in Bibliotheca Sacra - only the first page of the article is viewable at no charge but note that the annual fee ($50 or $5 monthly - this would give plenty of time to read Johnson's articles) gives access to more than 27 journals - 500 yrs of articles searchable by topic, author or verse see Theological Journal Subscription info

HAMPTON KEATHLEY III
Exegetical & Devotional Study
Colossians 1:1 - 2:3

This study is incomplete. Hampton Keathley III went to be with the Lord before it was completed.

GUY KING
Commentary on Colossians

J B LIGHTFOOT
Paraphrase of Colossians
Commentary of Colossians

James Rosscup writes that "Lightfoot is excellent in this 1865 work revised in 1879. His work on Colossians 1:15 (“first-born of every creature”) is especially helpful on a problem text. Many regard the commentary as the best older work on the Greek text." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. A definitive commentary by a noted conservative British scholar of the past century. Much valuable material in the lengthy introductions and the appended dissertation on the Essenes which now needs updating.

Spurgeon writes that Lightfoot is "Deservedly regarded as a standard work. The more instructed student will appreciate it." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

COMMENTARY ON COLOSSIANS

JOHN MACARTHUR
Sermons on Colossians

Highly Recommended Resource - Functions Essentially Like a Verse by Verse Commentary

Cyril Barber on MacArthur's related commentary (based on his sermons below) - MacArthur New Testament Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1992. Contains a careful blend of sound theology and wise exhortation. Warns against Judaic legalism and incipient Gnosticism--both of which are antithetical to a Christocentric theology. Calls upon believers as well as the local church to submit to the lordship of Christ. Carefully reasoned.

  1. Fulfilling the Word of God
  2. The Mystery of Christ in you
  3. Strengthen Your Heart
  4. Paul's Burden for the Church
  5. Philosophy or Christ?
  6. Complete in Christ
  7. Spiritual Intimidation, Part 2

JOHN MACARTHUR QUESTIONS
AND ANSWERS ON COLOSSIANS

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
A Commentary on Colossians and Philemon
Expositor's Bible Commentary

Over 400 pages on Colossians

D Edmond Hiebert - One of the richest expositions in this famous series. Maclaren is here at his best; rich exposition with valuable application.

Warren W. Wiersbe on the Expositor's Bible - If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Samuel H. Kellogg on Leviticus is a classic; so is Alexander Maclaren on the Psalms and on Colossians.

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Sermons on Colossians

H A W MEYER
Commentary on Colossians

Critical and Exegetical Handbook to the Epistles to the Philippians and Colossians 1875

MISCELLANEOUS
Resources on Colossians

The Theological Journal Library on galaxie.com

An annual $50 or monthly $5 subscription (click here) is required to view the entire article but will give you access to literally thousands of conservative articles. Click the following links to search by topic, author, or bible reference.

JOURNAL ARTICLES ON LINE - The fact that an article is listed does not signify I agree with the paper or the author's conclusion -- e.g., I strongly disagree with Cowan's conclusion on Galatians 6:16. Be very discerning and ask the Spirit to guide you into all truth and enable you to discern truth from error!

COMMENTARIES
ON COLOSSIANS

PAUL APPLE

JOHANN A BENGEL

JOSEPH BENSON

KARL BRAUNE

BRIDGEWAY

WILLIAM BURKITT

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS -  H. C. G. Moule (1891)

D Edmond Hiebert - A concise, lucid treatment of these epistles by a conservative Anglican scholar of the past generation. Includes several valuable appendixes.

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT - C F D Moule

D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. Part of a new edition of the Cambridge Greek Testament. Valuable introduction. An exegetical commentary based on a linguistic and theological interpretation of the original text.

VINCENT CHEUNG

ADAM CLARKE

JOHN NELSON DARBY

JOHN DUMMELOW

MARK DUNAGAN

JOHN EADIE

CHARLES ELLICOTT

EASY ENGLISH

EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF TEXTS

A C GAEBELEIN

JOHN GILL

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

  • A verse by verse analysis - with comments on each verse from Bible Knowledge Commentary or Bibliotheca Sacra

L M GRANT

ROBERT HAWKER

MATTHEW HENRY

F B HOLE

HOMILETICS

BRUCE HURT

ICC NT COMMENTARY

R J KREJCIR

A verse by verse inductive and exegetical Bible Study series on the Book of Colossians!

JAMIESON, F, B

Note that this is not the abridged (as found on most websites) but the unabridged version of Jamieson, Fausset, Brown.

PAUL KRETZMANN

LANGE COMMENTARY

S R MACPHAIL

HENRY MAHAN

J VERNON MCGEE

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary

PETER PETT

MATTHEW POOLE

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

PULPIT COMMENTARY - Scroll down for Homilies

GRANT RICHISON

JOHNNY SANDERS

SCHAFF'S POPULAR COMMENTARY

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY

CHUCK SMITH

CHUCK SMITH Sermon Notes

SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY

SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY CHURCH

RAY STEDMAN

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

JOHN TRAPP

TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE

DANIEL WHEDON

SERMONS AND STUDIES
ON COLOSSIANS

BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY

CHRIS BENFIELD

BEST COMMENTARIES

CYRIL BARBER - recommendations from "The Minister's Libary" - Volume 2 and Volume 3

  • Bruce, Frederick Fyvie. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1984. Colossians was the first Pauline epistle on which Bruce wrote a commentary. Now, thirty years later, he has rewritten this work and added to it entirely new studies on Philemon and Ephesians. He believes that Ephesians follows Colossians in thought and that Philemon, with its close association to Colossians, is appropriately included in this group of Paul's writings. Provocative.
  • Clark, Gordon Haddon. Colossians: Another Commentary on an Inexhaustible Message. Phillipsburg, N .J.: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1979. A brief, pertinent exposition refuting various contemporary manifestations of Gnosticism. Excellent in its application of the truth to the needs of the church.
  • Demarest, Gary W. Colossians: The Mystery of Christ in Us. Waco, Tex.: Word Books, 1979. Designed for discussion groups. This study is partly expository and partly sermonic. Does stress the centrality of Christ in Christian experience
  • Dunn, James D. G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1996. Dunn examines each of these letters within the context of the 1st-century Jewish and Hellenistic cultures, and discusses the place of Colossians and Philemon in their relationship between Paul’s mission and the needs of those who whom these letters were addressed. Particular stress is placed on the role of faith in Jesus Christ within and over against Judaism, and on the counsel of these two important letters with regard to the shaping of human relationships in the community of faith. Detailed; scholarly.
  • Francis, Fred O., and Wayne A. Meeks, comps. Conflict at Colossae: A Problem in Interpretation of Early Christianity, Illustrated by Selected Modern Studies. Rev. ed. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1975. Apart from the introduction and epilogue, which were written by the compilers, the other chapters were contributed by J. B. Lightfoot, M. Dibelius, G. Bornkamm, et al.
  • Gannett, Alden A. Christ Preeminent: A Commentary on Colossians. Grand Rapids: Kregel,, 1998. “This exposition is commended as a rich introduction to the truth of this important epistle.”—John F. Walvoord.
  • *Govett, Robert. Govett on Colossians. Miami Springs, Fla.: Conley and Schoettle Publishing Co., 1981. Formerly published under the title Christ the Head; The Church His Body, this study was lauded by C. H. Spurgeon, who predicted that a day would come when Govett's work would be treasured. Perhaps that day has finally arrived
  • Gromacki, Robert Glenn. Stand Perfect in Wisdom: An Exposition of Colossians and Philemon. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981. Perceptive studies of these letters, adequately explaining the central message of each. Excellent as an aid in personal Bible study.
  • Harrison, Everett Falconer. Colossians: Christ All-Sufficient. Chicago: Moody Press, 1971. Good things frequently come in small packages. This is one of them.
  • Hughes, R. Kent. Colossians and Philemon: The Supremacy of Christ. Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1988. J. I. Packer believes that the author stands in the tradition of the great expositors of the past. "Throughout the Christian centuries, from Chrysostom and Augustine, through Luther, Calvin, and Matthew Henry, to Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Ray Stedman, working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors. Kent Hughes stands in this great tradition, and his exciting expositions uphold it worthily."
  • *Kent, Homer Austin, Jr. Treasures of Wisdom: Studies in Colossians and Philemon. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1978. Continues the author's valuable New Testament Studies series. Expounds these letters in the light of their historical situation and then applies their message to the needs of the believer. Recommended.
  • Laurin, Roy Leonard. Colossians; Where Life Is Established. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1988. A devotional study ideally suited for lay reading. Explains and applies the truths of this "prison epistle." A delightful work.
  • Lightfoot, John Barber. Colossians and Philemon. Crossway Classic Commentaries. Edited by A. McGrath and J. I. Packer. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1997. This classic commentary has been simplified for those who lack a knowledge of the original text. Now none need feel that what this great NT scholar wrote is beyond their reach.
  • Lohse, Edward Colossians and Philemon: A Commentary on the Epistles to the Colossians and Philemon. Translated by W R. Poehlmann and R. J. Karris. Edited by H. Koester. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971. †Basing his approach to the text upon the latest critical data, the writer provides a wealth of information on the meaning of some Greek words and their usage. Good bibliographies.
  • Lucas, R. C. Fullness and Freedom: The Message of Colossians and Philemon. The Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1980. Omits introductory matters and launches straight into an exposition of the text. Designed for expository preachers, but has value for personal lay study as well.
  • MacArthur, John F., Jr. Colossians and Philemon. MacArthur New Testament Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1992. Contains a careful blend of sound theology and wise exhortation. Warns against Judaic legalism and incipient Gnosticism--both of which are antithetical to a Christocentric theology. Calls upon believers as well as the local church to submit to the lordship of Christ. Carefully reasoned
  • Martin, Ralph Philip. Colossians and Philemon. New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1981. First published in 1973. This work, based on the RSV, contains scholarly comments on key words or phrases in most of the verses of these epistles.
  • _______, Colossians: The Church's Lord and the Christian's Liberty. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1972. A modern treatment that bridges the gap between a superficial study and a technical treatise
  • McDonald, Hugh Dermot. Commentary on Colossians and Philemon. Waco, Tex.: Word Books, 1980. A verse-by-verse, nontechnical treatment that will satisfy the needs of the seminarian and delight the lay Bible student. Accurate, thorough.
  • Melick, Richard R., Jr. Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. New American Commentary. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991. “Characterized by lucidity and simplicity of expression. This and its avowed aim of bringing out the theological message of the biblical text will make it of especial value to pastors and Bible teachers, and should help to encourage that faithful exposition of Holy Scripture which is necessary food Sunday by Sunday for the people of God.”--I. Howard Marshall.
  • *Moule, Handley Carr Glyn. Colossian and Philemon Studies: Lessons in Faith and Holiness. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1981. One of the most reverent and delightful of expositions extant. By all means, buy it. First published in 1877.
  • _______, Studies in Colossians and Philemon. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1977. Appearing initially in the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges series, these commentaries on two of Paul's epistles have endeared themselves to evangelical students of the NT since their first appearance in 1893. They should not be confused with the same author's Colossians and Philemon Studies: Lessons in Faith and Holiness.
  • *Schweizer, Edward. The Letter to the Colossians: A Commentary. Translated by Andrew Chester. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1982. †This commentary is to be commended for its lucid analysis of the theme and purpose of the epistle and for its extensive discussion of the nuances of the text. A series of short theological essays conclude Schweizer's discussion.
  • Thomas, William Henry Griffith. Colossians and Philemon. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1973. Based on the notes of this renowned expositor and theologian, these studies serve to stimulate and encourage Bible teachers and pastors, helping them enjoy the blessings made available to them through their union with Christ.
  • Thomas, William Henry Griffith. Studies in Colossians and Philemon. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1986. Outlined in the best homiletic tradition, this is one of the finest of works for the pastor and lay Bible student. "I have long considered [this commentary] to be one of the best expositions available. . . . I commend it to you."--Warren W. Wiersbe.
  • Wall, Robert W. Colossians and Philemon. IVP New testament Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993. Addressed to a people preoccupied with legal codes and intellectual disputes. Stresses not only the centrality of Christ, but also the need for Christians to live out their faith in spite of adverse economic and social conditions.
  • Westcott, Frederick Brooke. Colossians: A Letter to Asia. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1981. Provides an informative paraphrase of the apostle Paul's thought, includes perceptive comments on the text, and succeeds in explaining the essence of this letter in a manner that is both enlightening and edifying. 

BIBLE HUB - Sermons from older expositors

Note: Each link below opens to a page with multiple sermon links to individual verses (taken from Biblical Illustrator but divided by chapter and verse - click chap/verse to go to next verse) - Interesting concept.

JIM BOMKAMP

KENNETH BOA

F. F. BRUCE

F F BRUCE

KAY DAIGLE

DICTIONARY ARTICLES

J LIGON DUNCAN

BRIAN FISHER

GOSPEL COALITION

GOTQUESTIONS

H H GOWEN

JAMES GRAY

JOE GUGLIELMO

VANCE HAVNER

A M HODGKIN

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

J B LIGHTFOOT

HENRY MAHAN

RALPH MARTIN

JOHN MACARTHUR

J VERNON MCGEE

BRYN MACPHAIL

F B MEYER Devotionals

HEINRICH MEYER - CRITICAL AND EXEGETICAL COMMENTARY

MONERGISM

HENRY MORRIS

Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator, Dr Henry Morris. 

Colosse had been a significant city in the past, but had deteriorated in importance by New Testament times. Nearby cities such as Hierapolis and Laodicea (Colossians 4:13), especially the latter, had become more significant, though all three had churches planted in them, probably about the time of Paul's stay in Ephesus. According to the record, Paul himself never visited any of them (though he may have traveled through Laodicea on his way to or from Ephesus (as an important trade highway existed there). It seems probable that Epaphras, one of Paul's disciples, may have founded these churches while Paul was staying in Ephesus (Acts 19:10; Colossians 1:7; 4:12-13).
The epistle to the Colossians was apparently written at the same time as that to Philemon, both being carried by Tychicus from Rome in connection with the return of Philemon's runaway slave, Onesimus (see Colossians 4:7-9, 17; Philemon 2, 10). As noted in the Introduction to Ephesians, it is very likely that Tychicus also brought Paul's letter to the Ephesians on this trip. Paul was in house arrest at Rome (Acts 28:30) when all three of these epistles were written.
In many respects, Colossians is similar to Ephesians in content and emphasis, although Ephesians is longer and more fully developed in both its doctrinal and practical aspects. However, Colossians seems to have been written primarily to correct an incipient heresy that seemed to be developing in the church at Colosse and possibly spreading to other churches. This heresy was a tendency to compromise with the pagan pantheistic evolutionism of the Greek philosophers, possibly with an admixture of Judaizing legalism.
Many varieties of evolutionary philosophy thrived in the Graeco/Roman world of the day (Epicureanism, Stoicism, Gnosticism, etc.), but the essential basis of all of them was denial of the true transcendent Creator God of the universe. Hence in the Colossian epistle Paul was led to formulate the greatest Christological passage in the entire Bible (Colossians 1:16-20), setting forth Jesus Christ as Creator, Sustainer and Reconciler of all things in heaven and earth. He then went on to insist that all wisdom and knowledge were centered in Christ (Colossians 2:3) and to warn against all human philosophy (Colossians 2:8).
As far as the authenticity of Colossians is concerned, practically no one, ancient or modern, has questioned its Pauline authorship. Paul identifies himself as author (Colossians 1:1; 4:18) in both the opening and closing verses. Even though he had never visited either the Colossian or Laodicean churches in person (Colossians 2:1), he knew many of the members, as well as those of his own followers who had visited there (e.g., Aristarchus, Epaphras, Luke, Demas). The mention of so many people by name in Colossians 4:7-17 helps still further to confirm the authenticity of Colossians.
The book of Colossians is relatively brief, with only four chapters, but it is very important, with its uniquely powerful and vital presentation of the person and work of Jesus Christ—a message probably more urgently needed in our day than even in Paul's day.

WILLIAM ORR

MEYER PEARLMAN

    ROBERT RAYBURN

    DON ROBINSON

    CHARLES SIMEON

    PHILLIP SCHAFF

    R C SPROUL

    SAM STORMS

    CHARLES SWINDOLL

    How do I apply this? - Your view of Jesus Christ will impact every area of your life. Many today want only practical instruction and helps for living, eschewing “esoteric” topics such as doctrine and theology because they seem to be out of touch with their day-to-day reality. Paul’s view was different. He saw that the christological problems in the Colossian church had practical importance as well. Believers have died with Christ; therefore, we need to die to our sins. We have also been raised with Christ; therefore, we must live well in Him and put on qualities that are motivated by Christian love. And because He is Lord over all, the life of the Christian is a life of submission to Jesus. Are you following after Jesus as you should? Our faith in Jesus Christ should transform the relationships we have in every area of our lives—in our homes, our churches, and our world.

    TIM TEMPLE

    JAMES VAN DINE

    VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH

    COLOSSIANS 1

    ROBERT MORGAN

    ONSITE

    JOSEPH PARKER

    F F BRUCE

    ONSITE

    LIFE AND LAND SEMINARS

    J R MILLER

    ALAN CARR

    JAMES SMITH

    CHARLES BONNER

    ALAN CARR

    RAY PRITCHARD

    ONSITE

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    RALPH MARTIN

    VANCE HAVNER

    ALAN CARR

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    ONSITE

    JAMES SMITH

    G CAMPBELL MORGAN

    JOSEPH PARKER

    J C PHILPOT

    CHARLES C BING

    J R MILLER

    ANDREW C. PERRIMAN

    OSWALD CHAMBERS

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    JAMES HASTINGS

    F B MEYER

    J R MILLER

    GREG ALLEN - BETHANY BIBLE

    COLOSSIANS 2

    G. R. BEASLEY-MURRAY

    Onsite

    RAY PRITCHARD

    JOSEPH PARKER

    BOB DEWAAY

    • Colossians 2 Heresy Pt 1 - The Stoicheia of Colossians 2:8, 20, Entering a Higher Spiritual Experience, Three Warnings about Spiritual Elitism
    • Colossians 2 Heresy Pt 2 - Colossians 2:8-10; The New Spiritual Elite; Spiritual Hierarchy; Legalists and Ascetics; Beware of "Secrets”; Spiritual Warfare Teachings
    • Colossians 2 Heresy Pt 3- The Colossian Heresy- Taught from “Heaven”; Elitism; Superior Humility; Judgment Before the Time

    F B MEYER

    J C PHILPOT

    JAMES BOURNE

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    ONSITE

    RAY PRITCHARD

    JAMES HASTINGS

    JOSEPH PARKER

    G R BEASLEY-MURRAY

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    ONSITE

    J. P. T. HUNT

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    ONSITE

    COLOSSIANS 3

    GREG HERRICK

    ONSITE

    JOSEPH PARKER

    HORATIUS BONAR

    JAMES HASTINGS

    J R MILLER

    J C RYLE

    THOMAS BRADBURY

    OSWALD CHAMBERS

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    CASTING CROWNS

    ONSITE

    C F D MOULE

    ALAN CARR

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    THOMAS WATSON

    K K POPHAM

    J C RYLE

    F B MEYER

    JAMES HASTINGS

    OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

    ONSITE

    MIKE ANDRUS

    RAY PRITCHARD

    COLOSSIANS 4

    ONSITE

    Thomas Brooks

    RAY PRITCHARD

    J R MILLER

    DANIEL E PARKS

    F B MEYER

    LIFE AND LAND SEMINARS

    ONSITE

    ANDREW BONAR

    G. CAMPBELL MORGAN
    Colossians Sermons
    Westminster Pulpit

    All His Sermons on Colossians

    H C G MOULE
    Colossians Commentary
    Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
    (1913)

    D Edmond Hiebert - A concise, lucid treatment of these epistles by a conservative Anglican scholar of the past generation. Includes several valuable appendixes.

    Comments often have a devotional flavor

    H C G MOULE
    Colossians Studies
    (1898)

    Lesson in Faith and Holiness from St Paul's Epistles to the Colossians and Philemon - This resource is different then his commentary above

    Cyril Barber - Moule, Handley Carr Glyn. Colossian and Philemon Studies: Lessons in Faith and Holiness. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1981. One of the most reverent and delightful of expositions extant. By all means, buy it. First published in 1877.

    NET BIBLE NOTES
    Colossians Commentary

    Recommended: NETBible notes are in the right panel. You can also select the tab for "Constable's Notes." As you scroll the Bible text in the left panel, the notes are synchronized and will scroll to the same passage. This is a very helpful feature.

    PHIL NEWTON
    Sermons on Colossians

    Scroll down page for sermon

    OUR DAILY BREAD
    DEVOTIONALS
    COLOSSIANS

    Updated November, 2015 0 These make excellent sermon illustrations

    See more Our Daily Bread devotionals...

    See Today in the Word (Moody Bible) devotionals...

    JOSEPH PARKER
    Commentary on Colossians

    Comments not strictly verse by verse

    Excerpt on Colossians 3:5 to give you a "feel" for Parker's style - "Then it is not all contemplation, and sentiment and poetry! This life in Christ means discipline. We have died with Christ that we might obtain the power of Christ, and we are to use that power in destroying the works of the flesh and the influence of the devil. By the power of Christ's resurrection we have been brought to the use of strenuous, penetrating, continual discipline. Discipline has to do for the body what resurrection with Christ has done for the soul. We are raised again with Christ that we may begin, continue, and complete a great fight or sacrifice. We are to practice a large spiritual surgery. It is in vain that we profess to have risen with Christ if the body is to have its own way...."

    PASTOR LIFE
    SERMONS COLOSSIANS

    Several Pastors

    A S PEAKE
    The Expositor's Greek Testament
    on Colossians (1903)

    James Rosscup writes that this is "One of the older, much-used commentaries, which offers considerable help on Greek words, grammar, background etc. and will prove rather contributive, consulted along with newer and longer studies." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

    JOHN PIPER
    Sermons on Colossians

    PLYMOUTH BRETHREN
    Writings
    on Colossians

    Who Are They and What do they Believe?

    PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
    on Colossians (1892)
    Various Authors

    Interesting Resource

    PULPIT COMMENTARY
    on Colossians (1895)
    G C Findlay

    Note: The Expositions of each chapter also have the homilies -- you have to scroll down the page to find them.

    REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE
    The Epistle to the Colossians

    A. T. ROBERTSON
    The Epistle to the Colossians

    Paul and the Intellectuals - The Stone Lectures for 1926

    D Edmond Hiebert - A series of expository lectures, originally published in 1928, which unite accurate scholarship with spiritual edification by a master of the Greek. Abounds in flashes of light from the Greek for the common reader.

    A. T. ROBERTSON'S WORD PICTURES
    Emphasis on Greek Word Study
    on Colossians

    GIL RUGH
    Sermons on Colossians

    ROB SALVATO
    Sermons on Colossians

    CHARLES SIMEON
    Sermons on Colossians

    NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

    CHUCK SMITH
    Sermons Notes
    Colossians

    C. H. SPURGEON
    All of His Sermons on Colossians

    C. H. SPURGEON
    Devotionals

    C. H. SPURGEON
    Exposition on Colossians

    Click each chapter for assorted notes

    RAY STEDMAN
    Expository Studies on Colossians

    THIRD MILLENNIUM
    Colossians

    Colossians 1

    Colossians 2

    Colossians 3

    Colossians 4

    BOB UTLEY
    Commentary on Colossians

    Note: Amillennial

    TODAY IN THE WORD
    Devotionals on Colossians
    Moody Bible Institute

    Note: Click chapter for multiple entries

    TODAY'S WORD
    Devotional Commentary on Colossians
    Grant Richison

    MARVIN VINCENT
    NT Word Studies on Colossians

    Emphasis on Greek Word Study

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