Colossians Commentaries & Sermons

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Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals

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Preeminent in All Things

Supreme Lord - Sufficient Savior
Colossians 1 Colossians 2 Colossians 3 Colossians 4
Supremacy of
Submission to
and Corrective
and Reassuring
What Christ
Did For Us
What Christ
Does Through Us
Our Lord
Our Life
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

Key Words -- Key Words -- see importance of key words - learn how to mark key words and the associated discipline of how to interrogate them with 5W/H questions. Practice "interrogating" key words as well as term of conclusion (therefore), term of explanation (for), terms of purpose or result (so that, in order that, that, as a result), terms of contrast (but, yet), expressions of time (including thenuntil, after) and terms of comparison (like, as). You will be amazed at how your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, will illuminate your understanding, a spiritual blessing that will grow the more you practice! Be diligent! Consider the "5P's" - Pause to Ponder the Passage then Practice it in the Power of the Spirit. See also inductive Bible study  - observation (Observe With a Purpose), Interpretation (Keep Context KingRead LiterallyCompare Scripture with ScriptureConsult Conservative Commentaries), and then be a doer of the Word with Application. Do not overlook "doing the word" for if you do you are deluding yourself, and are just a "smarter sinner," but not more like the Savior! As Jesus said "blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it." (Lk 11:28+, cf James 1:22+)

  • Christ (23x/24v) - Col. 1:1; Col. 1:2; Col. 1:3; Col. 1:4; Col. 1:7; Col. 1:27; Col. 1:28; Col. 2:2; Col. 2:5; Col. 2:6; Col. 2:8; Col. 2:11; Col. 2:17; Col. 2:20; Col. 3:1; Col. 3:3; Col. 3:4; Col. 3:11; Col. 3:15; Col. 3:16; Col. 3:24; Col. 4:3; Col. 4:12
  • Jesus (7x/7v) - Col. 1:1; Col. 1:3; Col. 1:4; Col. 2:6; Col. 3:17; Col. 4:11; Col. 4:12
  • In Him/by Him/for Him - Col. 1:17; Col. 1:19; Col. 2:6; Col. 2:7; Col. 2:9; Col. 2:10; Col. 2:11/by Him - Col 1:16/for Him - Col 1:16, Col 4:13
  • Mystery  (4x/4v) - Col. 1:26; Col. 1:27; Col. 2:2; Col. 4:3
  • Knowledge  (5x/5v) - Col. 1:9; Col. 1:10; Col. 2:2; Col. 2:3; Col. 3:10
  • Wisdom (6x/6v) - Col. 1:9; Col. 1:28; Col. 2:3; Col. 2:23; Col. 3:16; Col. 4:5
  • Fullness (2x/2v) () - Col. 1:19; Col. 2:9
  • Perfect (2x/2v) - Col. 3:14; Col. 4:12
  • Complete (2x/2v) - Col. 1:28; Col. 2:10
  • All (32x/28v) - Col. 1:4; Col. 1:6; Col. 1:9; Col. 1:10; Col. 1:11; Col. 1:15; Col. 1:16; Col. 1:17; Col. 1:19; Col. 1:20; Col. 1:23; Col. 1:28; Col. 2:1; Col. 2:2; Col. 2:3; Col. 2:9; Col. 2:10; Col. 2:13; Col. 2:22; Col. 3:8; Col. 3:11; Col. 3:14; Col. 3:16; Col. 3:17; Col. 3:20; Col. 3:22; Col. 4:7; Col. 4:12
  • Faith (5x/5v) - Col. 1:4; Col. 1:23; Col. 2:5; Col. 2:7; Col. 2:12
  • Body (9x/9v) - Col. 1:18; Col. 1:22; Col. 1:24; Col. 2:5; Col. 2:11; Col. 2:19; Col. 2:23; Col. 3:5; Col. 3:15
  • Love (5x/5v) - Col. 1:4; Col. 1:8; Col. 2:2; Col. 3:14; Col. 3:19
  • Pray/prayer (5x/5v) - Col. 1:3; Col. 1:9; Col. 4:2; Col. 4:3; Col. 4:12


Romans tells us how to enter into fellowship with Christ. Ephesians and Colossians tell us how to abide therein! First we come out of bondage, then we are brought into the banqueting house! Ephesians and Colossians represent the highest, fullest, richest presentation of Christianity! "It has been said that if you want to understand the true nature of Jesus Christ, you should study the first chapter of John’s Gospel, the 19th chapter of Revelation, and the Book of Colossians. If you have those three under your belt, you will have a solid understand of who Jesus is and what He desires to do in our world today." (Salvato)

As you read and study Colossians keep Paul's pattern of presentation in mind - Colossians 1-2 are doctrinal and corrective whereas Colossians 3-4 are practical and reassuring. The first 2 chapters present Christ as our Lord, Chapter 3 presents Christ as our Life and Chapter 4 presents Christ as our Love. The first two chapters present Christ's person and work and the last two His peace and presence. While it might be tempting to rush through the first 2 chapters to get to the practical exhortations beginning in Colossians 3, this would be a great mistake, because sound doctrine is the basis and framework for sincere practice. You simply cannot practice the exhortations and commands in the last half if you do not have a sure foundation in the first half.

First orthodoxy.
Then orthopraxy!

Orthodoxy is right thinking.
Orthopraxy is right conduct. 

Bruce Wilkinson - Colossians is one of the most Christ-centered books of the Bible. In it, Paul stresses the supremacy of the person of Christ and the completeness of the salvation He provides in order to combat a growing heresy in the church at Colossae. Christ, the Lord of creation and Head of the body which is His church, is completely sufficient for every spiritual and practical need of the believer. The believer’s union with Christ in His death, resurrection, and exaltation is the foundation upon which his earthly life must be built. Relationship inside and outside the home can demonstrate daily the transformation that faith in Jesus Christ in the walk of the believer. If Ephesians can be labeled the epistle portraying the “Church of Christ,” then Colossians must surely be the “Christ of the Church.” Ephesians focuses on the Body, Colossians on the Head. Like Ephesians, the little Book of Colossians divides neatly in half with the first portion doctrinal (1–2) and the second practical (3–4). Paul’s purpose is to show that Christ is preeminent—first and foremost in everything—and the Christian’s life should reflect that priority. Because believers are rooted in Him, alive with Him, hidden in Him, and complete in Him, it is utterly inconsistent for them to live life without Him. Clothed in His love, with His peace ruling in their hearts, they are equipped to make Christ first in every area of life. (Talk Thru the Bible) The chart below is also from Talk Thru the Bible..

Written in prison, carried by Tychicus Written in prison, carried by Tychicus
Stresses wisdom, knowledge,  fullness, mystery Stresses wisdom, knowledge,  fullness, mystery
Emphasizes the church as the body   of Christ Emphasizes Christ as the Head of the body
General, universal Specific, local
First half—position;                   second half—practice First half—position;                   second half—practice
Ironic, calm Polemic, concern
Reflective, quiet Spiritual conflict
  • Eph 1:1
  • Eph 1:2
  • Eph 1:3
  • Eph 1:7
  • Eph 1:10
  • Eph 1:15-17
  • Eph 1:18
  • Eph 1:21
  • Eph 1:22
  • Eph 2:1,12
  • Eph 2:5
  • Eph 2:15
  • Eph 2:16
  • Eph 3:1
  • Eph 3:2
  • Eph 3:3
  • Eph 3:7
  • Eph 3:8
  • Eph 4:1
  • Eph 4:2
  • Eph 4:3
  • Eph 4:15
  • Eph 4:19
  • Eph 4:22
  • Eph 4:25
  • Eph 4:29
  • Eph 4:31
  • Eph 4:32
  • Eph 5:3
  • Eph 5:4
  • Eph 5:5
  • Eph 5:6
  • Eph 5:15
  • Eph 5:18,19
  • Eph 5:21
  • Eph 5:25
  • Eph 6:1
  • Eph 6:4
  • Eph 6:5
  • Eph 6:9
  • Eph 6:18
  • Eph 6:21
  1. Col 1:1
  2. Col 1:2
  3. Col 1:3
  4. Col 1:14
  5. Col 1:20
  6. Col 1:3, 4
  7. Col 1:27
  8. Col 1:16
  9. Col 1:18
  10. Col 1:21
  11. Col 2:13
  12. Col 2:14
  13. Col 1:20
  14. Col 1:24
  15. Col 1:25
  16. Col 1:26
  17. Col 1:23, 25
  18. Col 1:27
  19. Col 1:10
  20. Col 3:12
  21. Col 3:14
  22. Col 2:19
  23. Col 3:1, 5
  24. Col 3:8
  25. Col 3:8
  26. Col 3:8; 4:6
  27. Col 3:8
  28. Col 3:12
  29. Col 3:5
  30. Col 3:8
  31. Col 3:5
  32. Col 3:6
  33. Col 4:5
  34. Col 3:16
  35. Col 3:18
  36. Col 3:19
  37. Col 3:20
  38. Col 3:21
  39. Col 3:22
  40. Col 4:1
  41. Col 4:2
  42. Col 4:7

Warren Wiersbe's Outline (Quoted by Paul Apple)

Theme: Jesus Christ is Preeminent (Colossians 1:18)


1. In the Gospel message – Colossians 1:1-12

2. In redemption – Colossians 1:13-14

3. In Creation – Colossians 1:15-17

4. In the church – Colossians 1:18-23

5. In Paul’s ministry – Colossians 1:24-29


1. Beware of empty philosophies – Colossians 2:1-10

2. Beware of religious legalism – Colossians 2:11-17

3. Beware of man-made disciplines – Colossians 2:18-23


1. In personal purity – Colossians 3:1-11

2. In Christian fellowship – Colossians 3:12-17

3. In the home – Colossians 3:18-21

4. In daily work – Colossians 3:22-4:1

5. In Christian witness – Colossians 4:2-6

6. In Christian service – Colossians 4:7-18

VaughanTheme: “absolute supremacy and sole sufficiency of Christ.” (Quoted by Paul Apple)

Here is another Outline from Talk Thru the Bible
Part One: The Supremacy of Christ in the Church (Col 1:1–2:23)

            I      Introduction      Col 1:1–14

               A      Paul’s Greeting to the Colossians      Col 1:1–2
               B      Paul’s Thanksgiving for the Colossians     Col  1:3–8
               C      Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians      Col 1:9–14

            II      The Preeminence of Christ      Col 1:15–2:3

               A      Christ Is Preeminent in Creation      Col 1:15–18
               B      Christ Is Preeminent in Redemption      Col 1:19–23
               C      Christ Is Preeminent in the Church      Col 1:24–2:3

            III      The Freedom in Christ      Col 2:4–23

               A      Freedom from Enticing Words      Col 2:4–7
               B      Freedom from Vain Philosophy      Col 2:8–10
               C      Freedom from the Judgment of Men      Col 2:11–17
               D      Freedom from Improper Worship      Col 2:18–19
               E      Freedom from the Doctrine of Men     Col  2:20–23

Part Two: The Submission to Christ in the Church (Col 3:1–4:18)

            I      The Position of the Believer      Col 3:1–4
            II      The Practice of the Believer      Col 3:5–4:6

               A      Put Off the Old Man      Col 3:5–11
               B      Put On the New Man     Col 3:12–17
               C      Personal Commands for Holiness      Col 3:18–4:6

                 1      Holiness in Family Life      Col 3:18–21
                 2      Holiness in Work Life      Col 3:22–4:1
                 3      Holiness in Public Life      Col 4:2–6

            III      Conclusion      Col 4:7–18

               A      Commendation of Tychicus      Col 4:7–9
               B      Greetings from Paul’s Friends      Col 4:10–14
               C      Introduction Regarding This Letter      Col 4:15–18

Sidlow Baxter's Outline


Introductory thanksgiving (Col 1:1-8)

Opening prayer for "fulness" and "worthy walk" (Col 1:9-14) -


  1. Christ the fulness of God in the creation (Col 1:15-18)
  2. Christ the fulness of God in redemption (Col 1:19-23)
  3. Christ the fulness of God in the Church (Col 1:24-2:7)
  4. Christ the fulness of God versus heresy (Col 2:8-23)


  1. The new life - and believers individually (Col 3:1-11)1)
  2. The new life-and believers reciprocally (Col 3:12-17)
  3. The new life-and domestic relationships (Col 3:18-21)
  4. The new life - and employment obligations (Col 3:22-4:1)
  5. The new life - and "them that are without" (Col 4:1-6)

Personal addenda (Col 4:7-18)

It will scarcely need more than stating that the core of this Colossian letter is its doctrine of the  pleroma  or "fulness." There are two sides to this: he Divine and the human. The two great truths which the Colossians (and ourselves) were meant to learn are: (1) all the fulness of God is in Christ; (2) all the fulness of Christ is for us.

Notice the three tenses of the believer's union with Christ, in the opening paragraph of this third chapter:

  • Past tense - "If ye then were raised with Christ."
  • Present tense - "Your life is hid with Christ in God."
  • Future tense - "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory."

Going with these three tenses are two admonitions: "Seek those things which are above"; "set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth." Oh, that increasingly we may become heavenly-minded, not in any dreamy, merely mystical sense, but in the sense of prayerful, practical Christlike godliness - until we "appear with Him in glory"

A M HODGKIN Colossians -- Christ our Head

The real dangers which threatened the Church at Colosse-- the deceitful philosophy of the Gnostics which set God on one side, [and gave itself to] worship of angels, legalism, forced asceticism-- called forth this marvellous description of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians dwells on the Church, the body; Colossians on Christ the Head.Christ is the image of the invisible God, the Son of His love (Col 1:13),

the abode of His fulness (Col 1:15,19; 2:3,9).

Christ is the sovereign Creator of the universe (Col 1:16,17).

He is from all eternity, and has all pre-eminence (Col 1:17).

He is the Reconciler of the universe through the blood of His Cross (Col 1:20-22,14; 2:14).

He is the Head of all principality and power (Col 2:10,15).

He is the Head of the body, the Church (Col 1:18,24; 2:19; 3:4).

He is All in All (Col 3:11).

The Church's position is united to Christ, complete in Him, dead, buried, risen with Him; therefore she is to put off the old and to put on the new (Col 1:27; 2:10,12; 3:1-10).

Like Paul's other Epistles, the doctrinal section is followed by practical rules for daily life. As if he said, ''Here is the principle, now see how it works out.'' (Christ in All the Scriptures - Acts-Jude )

Henrietta Mears - The Church’s position “in Christ”:

  • United in Christ—Colossians 2:2
  • Complete in Christ—Colossians 2:10
  • Dead in Christ—Colossians 2:20
  • Buried with Christ—Romans 6:4
  • Risen with Christ—Colossians 3:1

This epistle tells us that Christ is our life and we are complete in Him (see Colossians 2:10).
The Christian life is not a creed or a system of teachable laws or a certain kind of worship but a life that is Christ’s very own within you. Christ is all in all:

  • In His deity—“the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15)
  • In creation—sovereign Creator of the universe (Colossians 1:15–16)
  • In preeminence—before all things (Colossians 1:18)
  • In redemption—reconciling the universe through His blood (Colossians 1:20–22)
  • In headship—over all principalities and powers (Colossians 1:18; 2:14)
  • In His Church—“the head of the body” (Colossians 1:18; see also 2:19)
  • In His indwelling presence—the Christian’s hope (Colossians 1:27)

Colossians presents the glorious culmination of it all: “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10). We are “complete in him” (Colossians 2:10). We are “rooted and built up in him” (Colossians 2:7); we are in effect grounded and settled. We discover the facts of this building process in the four chapters of this book:

  • Building “downward”—rooted in Jesus, “grounded and settled” (Colossians 1:23). The deeper life is rooted in eternity. It begins in Him who was in the beginning with God. God gives eternal life.
  • Building “upward”—“built up in him” (Colossians 2:7). The higher life is the life Jesus is living for us at the right hand of God, and living in us, for “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me” (Galatians 2:20).
  • Building “inward”—“hid with Christ” (Colossians 3:3). The inner life is all the life we have as Christians. It is the life “hid with Christ” in God. It is life real and sufficient, for we are “complete in him” (Colossians 3:3; 2:10).
  • Building “outward”—“walk in wisdom toward them that are without” (Colossians 4:5). The outer life is that expression of life that makes Christ known to others. As Emerson is known to have said: “What you do speaks so loudly that I [people] cannot hear what you say.”

Christ’s Sufficiency - All the life we have as Christians—the real and satisfying eternal life—is the life “in Him”:

  • Walking in Him—Colossians 2:6
  • Rooted in Him—Colossians 2:7
  • Built up in Him—Colossians 2:7
  • Brought to perfection in Him—Colossians 2:10
  • Dead with Him—Colossians 2:20
  • Risen with Him—Colossians 3:1
  • Hidden with Him—Colossians 3:3

The Brown family lived in a house that was an eyesore in the neighborhood. Weeds grew over the porch; the shades were always torn; the curtains were sagging and soiled. One day when we passed the house, we saw the grass cut, fresh white curtains hanging at the windows, and the broken steps mended. “When did the Browns move?” we asked. “Why, they haven’t moved,” answered our neighbor. “Oh yes, they have. The Browns don’t live in that house anymore. A new family has moved in. We haven’t seen the people yet, but we know by the house’s appearance that a new owner is living there.” Yes, our outward life will be different. Others will see Christ living in us.

Illustration of Colossians 3:1-2 - the submarine is made to travel under the water, but every submarine is equipped with a periscope by which it seeks those things that are above. It travels in the water, but the well-being of those in it depends on a knowledge of what is above.

BACKGROUND NOTES (excerpt from Paul Apple)

Hendriksen: “The rapid progress of the gospel in the early days has ever been the amazement of the historian. Justin Martyr, about the middle of the second century, wrote, ‘There is no people, Greek or barbarian, or of any other race, by whatever appellation or manners they may be distinguished, however ignorant of arts or agriculture, whether they dwell in tents or wander about in covered wagons, among whom prayers and thanksgivings are not offered in the name of the crucified Jesus to the Father and Creator of all things.’ Half a century later Tertullian adds, ‘We are but of yesterday, and yet we already fill your cities, islands, camps, your palace, senate, and forum. We have left you only your temples.’ R. H. Glover (The Progress of WorldWide Missions, p. 39) states, ‘On the basis of all the data available it has been estimated that by the close of the Apostolic Period the total number of Christian disciples had reached half a million.’”

Kent: Re Background: “To those who were impressed by ritual, it offered the rites and ceremonies of Moses. To the mystically inclined it advocated angel worship. And to the philosophically minded, there was the religious appeal of asceticism, which suggests spirituality to many.”

  • one of the 4 prison (captivity) epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Philemon delivered by Tychicus
  • companion epistle to Philemon; The church at Colosse apparently met in the house of Philemon, the owner of Onesimus
  • church apparently founded by Epaphras bears a close relationship in content to Ephesians

Warren Wiersbe:

“The message of this letter is greatly needed today. I hear too many voices telling me that I need something more than Jesus Christ—some exciting experience, some new doctrine, some addition to my Christian experience. But Paul affirms that what I need is appropriation of what I already have in Christ. ‘And ye are complete in Him.’ I also hear voices that want to judge me and rob me of the glorious liberty I have in Christ. How encouraging to hear Paul say: ‘Let no man beguile you, let no man spoil you, let no man judge you.’ The fullness of Christ is all that I need, and all man-made regulations and disciplines cannot replace the riches I have in God’s Son.”

“Paul was at that time a prisoner in Rome (Acts 21:17 – 28:31). He met a runaway slave named Onesimus, who belonged to Philemon, one of the leaders of the church in Colossae. Paul led Onesimus to Christ. He then wrote his letter to Philemon, asking his friend to forgive Onesimus and receive him back as a brother in Christ. About the same time, Epaphras showed up in Rome because he needed Paul’s help. Some new doctrines were being taught in Colossae and were invading the church and creating problems. So Paul wrote this letter to the Colossians in order to refute these heretical teachings and establish the truth of the Gospel.”

“Do we have any of this heresy today? Yes, we do; and it is just as deceptive and dangerous! When we make Jesus Christ and the Christian revelation only part of a total religious system or philosophy, we cease to give Him the preeminence. When we strive for ‘spiritual perfection’ or ‘spiritual fullness’ by means of formulas, disciplines, or rituals, we go backward instead of forward. Christian believers must beware of mixing their Christian faith with such alluring things as yoga, transcendental meditation, Oriental mysticism, and the like. We must also beware of ‘deeper life’ teachers who offer a system for victory and fullness that bypasses devotion to Jesus Christ. In all things, He must have the preeminence!”


Colosse, Colossae

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Bruce Hurt, MD

The New Testament for English Readers

Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament… though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

The Greek Testament


James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:2930 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a… grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford… comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)


  • Colossians Commentary - 139 pages - includes outlines, questions, devotional thoughts, quotes for reflection. Below are some examples from notes on chapter 1...

DEVOTIONAL QUESTIONS: (related to Colossians 1)

1) To what extent is my life characterized by Faith, Love and Hope? Where have I seen growth recently in any of these areas? How is the gospel continuing to bear fruit in my life today?

2) What can we learn from the life of Epaphras to make us more effective servants of the Lord?

3) Am I consumed with a desire to know the will of God in all spiritual wisdom and understanding in order that I might practice it? How do I pray for and encourage others to this end?

4) Is God’s power showing itself in my life in terms of patience towards external circumstances that I cannot change and longsuffering towards difficult people whom I cannot change?


Kent: “Paul’s appointment to his apostleship had come about by God’s intention. It was not the result of personal ambition, a fine education, parental guidance, or encouragement from friends. Rather, it occurred by the will of God who had planned it from beginning to end (Gal. 1:1, 15).”

Kent: “Of special interest is the slightly different form of the word for ‘bearing fruit’ in 1:6 (a middle voice of the participle), compared to its use in 1:10 (an active voice). In 1:6 the term is used of the gospel which ‘bears fruit of itself,’ that is, out of its own inherent energy … In 1:10, however, the word describes believers, who do not bear fruit of themselves but by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thus a form of the word is used which does not suggest ‘of itself’ or ‘of themselves.’”

Kent: “This strengthening, however, is not for the purpose of enabling believers to work great miracles or perform stupendous feats before a skeptical world. It is rather for the production of spiritual fruit, particularly under trying circumstances. The display of patience (endurance under trial) and longsuffering (non-retaliation), coupled with joy, is not always easy to demonstrate. But when the believer is confronted with adversity, whether from harsh circumstances or hostile persons, and can respond as Paul here describes, it is good evidence that he has learned something of the will of God, and has drawn upon the resources of the Holy Spirit.”

Wiersbe: “The word filled is a key word in Colossians. It was also a key word in the teachings of the false teachers who had invaded the Colossian church. Paul used it many times. (See Col. 1:19, 25; 2:2, 9-10; 4:12, 17 [Complete = ‘filled full’]). The word carries the idea of being fully equipped. It was used to describe a ship that was ready for a voyage. The believer has in Christ all that he needs for the voyage of life. ‘And you are complete in Him’ (Col. 2:10). ‘And of His fullness have all we received’ (John 1:16).”...(Re Patience) “Too many Christians have a tendency to quit when circumstances become difficult. The saintly Dr. V. Raymond Edman, late president of Wheaton College (Illinois), used to remind the students, ‘It is always too soon to quit.’ I have often thought of that statement when I find myself in the midst of trying circumstances. It is not talent or training that guarantees victory: it is perseverance. ‘By perseverance the snail reached the ark,’ said Charles Spurgeon.”



COLOSSIANS 1 all the devotionals below are found on this page

  • Colossians 1:1-8 What Do you Believe In? Theodore Epp
  • Colossians 1:3 Starving Prayer - Alexander Whyte
  • Colossians 1:4-5 Faith, Love and Hope - W. H. G. Thomas
  • Colossians 1:4-5 Hope Laid Up for You in Heaven - W. H. G. Thomas
  • Colossians 1:9-12 Living to Please God - Epp
  • Colossians 1:9-12 Power to Meet and to Give Thanks by Elisabeth Elliot (scroll down)
  • Colossians 1:11 Acceptance of God's Dispensations by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 1:12 Inheritance of the Saints by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 1:12-14 A New Beginning by Theodore Epp
  • Colossians 1:13-19 Christ Eternal! by Theodore Epp
  • Colossians 1:13 Members of the Kingdom by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 1:27 Is Christ Born in Us? by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 1:27 Jesus In Your Heart by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 1:29 Power for You-Today! by Theodore Epp
  • Colossians 1:21-29 Christ In You - Theodore Epp

COLOSSIANS 2 are found here

  • Colossians 2:1-7 You Grow the Way you Were Born - Epp
  • Colossians 2:2 Christians United in Love - W. H. G. Thomas
  • Colossians 2:2 Possibilities in Love by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 2:6 His Will Becomes Mine by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 2:6 Walking by Sight, Not by Faith - Epp
  • Colossians 2:6-7 A Submissive Faith - Epp
  • Colossians 2:10 Our Union With Christ by W. H. G. Thomas
  • Colossians 2:10-15 Not "Ought" but "Are" - Epp

COLOSSIANS 3 all below are found here

  • Colossians 3:1 United in Christ's Resurrection - W. H. G. Thomas
  • Colossians 3:3 Everyone's Responsibility by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 3:5-11 The Life That Is New - Epp
  • Colossians 3:5-11 Practicing You Position - Epp
  • Colossians 3:12 Turn Your Eyes Out by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 3:12 God's Kindness - Epp
  • Colossians 3:12 Show Love by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
  • Colossians 3:12 Meekness: Strength Under Control - Epp
  • Colossians 3:14 Religion That Changes Us by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 3:13-17 Beware of False Peace! by Theodore Epp
  • Colossians 3:15 The Peace of God in Our Hearts - W. H. G. Thomas
  • Colossians 3:15 The Arbiter is Peace by Elisabeth Elliott
  • Colossians 3:15 Inner Peace by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 3:16 Within You - Robert S. Candlish
  • Colossians 3:17 Practicing God's Principles by Theodore Epp
  • Colossians 3:17 Do All Things For Jesus' Sake by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 3:23 Serve His Will by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 3:23-24 Women in the Work World by Elisabeth Elliot

COLOSSIANS 4 all below are found here

  • Colossians 4:2 Effort in Prayer by Mary Wilder Tileston
  • Colossians 4:12-13 Fire on the Prayer Altar - Epp

Daily Study Bible

D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. Barclay defends Petrine authorship of 1 Peter but not of 2 Peter. Valuable for its numerous helpful word studies and background material. Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.

James Rosscup: This is a lucid and well-organized exposition of the epistles with many helpful lists on different facets of truth John can have in mind at different points as on “light” and “darkness” in I John 1:5. There is stimulating background material and warm application. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay.  See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".


The Critical English Testament

Similar to following but less Greek. Short Pithy Comments

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."

Gnomon of the New Testament


Joseph Agar Beet was an English Wesleyan, born at Sheffield on Sept. 27, 1840. He attended Wesley College, Sheffield (1851-56), and took up mining engineering, but afterward studied theology at the Wesleyan College, Richmond (1862-64). He was pastor 1864-85 and professor of systematic theology in Wesleyan College, Richmond, 1885-1905. He was also a member of the faculty of theology in the University of London 1901-05. He delivered the Fernley Lecture on The Credentials of the Gospels in 1889, and lectured in America in 1896.



Joseph Exell, Ed.

Over 300 pages of material!

Edgewood Baptist Church

Pastor Bill's sermons usually have frequent illustrations and practical applications. - Recommended




Calvary Chapel, Fullerton, Ca - frequent illustrations

2003 Study


(1906) "Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"


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.



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)


James Rosscup -  Though often scanty, the work edited by a brilliant scholar is sometimes very helpful. Ellicott was an Anglican bishop. The New Testament part is more valuable. The work dates back to 1897 and is verse by verse, consisting of 2,292 pp. Ellicott was an outstanding Anglican conservative scholar of the 19th century in England. He also wrote critical commentaries on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians and Philemon. Different scholars here contributed on different scripture books, Famous names included are George Rawlinson (Exodus), H. D. M. Spence (I Samuel), E. H. Plumptre (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Acts, 2 Corinthians), W. Sanday (Romans, Galatians), Alfred Plummer (2 Peter, Jude), etc. A one-volume condensation edited by John Bowdle is available (Zondervan, 1971, 1,242 pages). 

What the Bible Teaches – Each page of this commentary has the AV text at the top and a commentary on some of the words and phrases underneath. Now over a century old, it is still very helpful.

Teacher helps for Lifeway Series
on Colossians





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)






Richard Joseph Krejcir

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

Robert W Wall

Cyril Barber -  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.



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


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.



Paraphrase of Colossians and 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)



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


Expositor's Bible Commentary

Over 400 pages on Colossians and Philemon

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.



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

(Acts 17:11+ Berean Alert) Spurgeon -  No doubt wonderfully learned, but we cannot get on with it. Quotations from heretics we have happily never heard of before are of no great use to simple believers like ourselves.


The Theological Journal Library on

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!




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.
  • Moule, Handley Carr Glyn, 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 (listed in the preceding link).
  • *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. (Editorial Note: Be a Berean - "Westcott was one of the more conservative liberals.")




‘Enough of solid truth and brilliant utterance will be found here to justify this father’s title of ‘Golden Mouth’; but still all is not gold which fell from his lips, and to modern readers Chrysostom is not so instructive as he was to his own age [A.D. 349-407].’ – Spurgeon









DAVID HOCKING - outline with lots of alliteration







F B MEYER Devotionals



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.



RAYMOND SAXE - Sermons, Fellowship Bible Church

  • Colossians 1:9 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 1:18 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 1:21-22 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 1:23 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 1:25-27 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 1:28-29 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:1-2 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:3-6 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:6-7 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:8-10 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:9-10 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:11-12 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:13-15 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:16-17 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:18-19 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 2:20-23 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 3:1-4 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 3:5-7 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 3:8-11 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 3:12-14 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 3:15-17 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 3:18-21 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 3:22-4:1 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:2-4 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:5-6 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:7-9 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:9 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:10-11 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:12-13 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:15-16 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:17 ( docpdf)
  • Colossians 4:18 ( docpdf)


  • Colossians 1:1-5 (pdf)
  • Colossians 1:5-8 (pdf)
  • Colossians 1:9-11 (pdf)
  • Colossians 1:12-24 (pdf)
  • Colossians 1:18 (pdf)
  • Colossians 1:15-17 (pdf)
  • Colossians 1:19-23 (pdf)
  • Colossians 1:24-29 (pdf)
  • Colossians 2:1-3 (pdf)
  • Colossians 2:4-7 (pdf)
  • Colossians 2:8-10 (pdf)
  • Colossians 2:11-15 (pdf)
  • Colossians 2:16-19 (pdf)
  • Colossians 2:16-19 Postscript (pdf)
  • Colossians 2:20-23 (pdf)
  • Colossians 3:1-4 (pdf)
  • Colossians 3:5-9 (pdf)
  • Colossians 3:10-14 (pdf)
  • Colossians 3:15-17 (pdf)
  • Colossians 3:18-4:1 (pdf)
  • Colossians 4:2-6 (pdf)
  • Colossians 4:7-18 (pdf)



  • Complete in Christ - 48 page study 
  • The Spiritual Life = This study series (consisting of 13 lessons), "The Spiritual Life" is a study of the spiritual principles which govern true Christian character and service. We will emphasize the sufficiency of the divine resources and the heart conditions necessary for holy living and spiritual power in ministry. The overall objective is that each of us may respond to God's heart and purpose for spiritual men and women.


SERMONS BY VERSE - 100's of older expositions (Spurgeon, Maclaren, etc).


SAM STORMS - Colossians -series of meditations


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.

PAUL TAYLOR - Pennisula Bible Church


VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH - Outline - Link to the sermon notes

A. Doctrinal: Thinking Rightly (Colossians 1:1-2:23)

1. Grounding the church in truth (Colossians 1:1-1:29)

a. The prayer of Paul (Colossians 1:1-12)

b. The person of Christ (Colossians 1:13-18)

c. The work of Christ (Colossians 1:19-23)

d. The church of Christ (Colossians 1:24-29)

2. Guarding the church from error (Colossians 2:1-2:23)

a. Let no one delude you (Colossians 2:1-7)

b. Let no one deceive you (Colossians 2:8-15)

c. Let no one defraud you (Colossians 2:16-23)

B. Practical: Living Rightly (Colossians 3:1-4:18)

1. Growing the church in our relationship with God (Colossians 3:1-3:17)

a. Pursuing God with our heart and mind (Colossians 3:1-4)

b. Pursing God with our will

1) What we should put aside (Colossians 3:5-11)

2) What we should put on (Colossians 3:12-17)

2. Guiding the church in our relationship with others (Colossians 3:18-4:18)

a. Pursuing God in our family (Colossians 3:18-21)

b. Pursuing God in our work (Colossians 3:22-4:1)

c. Pursuing God in our world (Colossians 4:2-6)

d. Pursuing God in our church (Colossians 4:7-18)

VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH - Another series on Colossians





STEVE ZEISLER - Peninisula Bible Church





Spurgeon - Adopted by the Wesleyan Conference as a standard work, and characterized by that body as marked by “solid learning, soundness of theological opinion, and an edifying attention to experimental and practical religion. Necessary to Methodist Students.

BOOKWURM - brief notes





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


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.



James Rosscup - This old, conservative Wesleyan Methodist work is good devotionally and aggressive for righteous living. Laypeople can find it still valuable today. It is Arminian in viewpoint and thus helpful, for example, in showing the reader how this approach deals with texts involving the eternal security question. The work contains much background material from many sources on all books of the Bible.








James Rosscup - This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. Cf. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. The author was a popular evangelical Bible teacher of the first part of the century, much like H. A. Ironside in his diligent but broad, practical expositions of Bible books. Gaebelein was premillennial and dispensational, and editor for many years of Our Hope Magazine. 



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




Spurgeon - A Christian man wishing for the cream of expository writers could not make a better purchase. Ministers, as a rule, should not buy condensations, but get the works themselves.

James Rosscup - This evangelical work, devotional in character, has been in constant demand for about 280 years. Its insight into human problems is great, but it often does not deal adequately with problems in the text. The one-volume form eliminates the Biblical text and is thus less bulky. It has sold very well. The late Wilbur M. Smith, internationally noted Bible teacher, seminary professor and lover of books, tabbed this “The greatest devotional commentary ever written”. Henry was born in a Welch farmhouse, studied law, and became a Presbyterian minister near London. He wrote this commentary in the last 13 years before he died at 52 in 1714. The first of six volumes was published in 1708. He completed through Acts, and the rest of the New Testament was done by 14 clergymen.






Published 1871 - Probably best older commentary on prophetic passages as it tends to interpret more literally.

James Rosscup - This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical....Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Spurgeon said, “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently” (Commenting and Commentaries, p. 3). Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses.

Spurgeon - A really standard work. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. Mr. Fausset’s portion strikes us as being of the highest order. 

John Cereghin -  A conservative exposition. He defends Petrine authorship (xlixff); argues for the deity of Christ (619); holds that assurance in Scripture is doubly sure (622); identifies the elements as “the world’s component materials” (627); holds that Paul’s Epistles were already known as “Scripture” (628).

Below is the unabridged version of Jamieson, Fausset, Brown.




James Rosscup - The treatments of books within this evangelical set vary in importance. Generally, one finds a wealth of detailed commentary, background, and some critical and exegetical notes. Often, however, there is much excess verbiage that does not help particularly. On the other hand, it usually has something to assist the expositor on problems and is a good general set for pastors and serious lay people though it is old.





JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary




PULPIT COMMENTARY - Scroll down for Homilies




JOHN SCHULTZ - former missionary to Irian Jaya



CHUCK SMITH Sermon Notes
















  • Colossians 1:9-12 The Christian's Greatest Need
    The first thing to do is be sure that you are saved. We are dealing with
    those who are saved being in the will of God. Notice Colossians 1:9-12

    I. There are three things that MAY cause a Christian NOT to be in the will of God
    A. Failure to remember God’s power Acts 4:33
    B. Failure to remember our own weakness II Cor. 12:9-10
    C. Failure to remember God’s willingness Isaiah 40:28-31

    II. When one submits to the will of God; the path will not always be ...
    A. Pleasant II Timothy 3:12
    B. Lucrative II Corinthians 8:1-5 & Luke 16:19-22
    C. Popular John 12:42-43

    III. Three things a person has who is in the will of God
    A. Peace in your heart Philippians 4:7
    B. Usefulness II Timothy 2:21
    C. Rewards I Corinthians 3:14

    IV. Three things to remember about God’s will
    A. It’s never foolish I Corinthians 1:18-21 & 25-27
    B. It’s never selfish Philippians 3:7-9
    C. It’s never impossible Matthew 19:26 Mark 9:23

    V. How may I know the will of God?
    A. Submission to Him Psalms 37:5
    B. Proper evaluation of the world I John 2:15-17
    C. Ask God what His will for you is (regarding any particular matter) and then wait (the hard part) for the answer John 13:15-17 Mark 14:36





WHY GIVE THANKS? Colossians 1:12-14

Some people associate the giving of thanks with turkey! That's because they eat turkey on America's Thanksgiving Day. Actually turkey is not necessary for us to be thankful. We don't have to wait until Thanksgiving Day to give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 
If you are a Christian, our text gives you three reasons for being thankful.
We have an inheritance with the saints in light.
We have been released from Satan's kingdom and have been translated into the kingdom of Christ.
We have been redeemed by the blood of the lamb.
Our sins have been forgiven.














DAVE ROPER - Pennisula Bible Church


  • Colossians 1:29 Devotional (Oct 3)
  • Colossians 1:29 Choosing to Do Hard Things
  • Colossians 1:24 - Who… fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ. - Colossians 1:24
    This is a strange saying of Paul's in our reading to-day - that he must fill up on his part the afflictions of Christ. Was Christ's sacrifice insufficient for the redemption of the world? Was His work incomplete? Do others have to suffer also to fill up a lack in His atonement? No; on His cross He said, "It is finished." He paid the whole price. What Paul meant was that while Christ had made a full and glorious redemption, His followers must enter into His experiences in order to present the benefits of His redemption. We can make men believe in the love of Christ only by loving as He loved. We can show them the cross truly only in our own lives. Christ gave Himself once to redeem the world; now we, His followers, must give ourselves to make His redemption real to the world. When we ask Christ to have compassion on men, His answer is: "I have had compassion - My part is finished. Now do you have compassion and reach and save men?"


DOUG GOINS - Peninsula Bible Church 












  • 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























  • Colossians 3 Thoughts - Scroll Down
  • Colossians 3:1-2 Scroll to The man with the muck rake
  • Colossians 3:5-7 Scroll to Nursing a viper!
  • Colossians 3:8 Scroll to Spiritual beauty!
  • Colossians 3:1-15 The New Life in Christ
  • Colossians 3:1- If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above. - Colossians 3:1
    Every Christian life should have the upward look. If we believe on Christ we are one with Him, dying in Him. So Paul says: "If then ye were raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is."  Becoming a Christian, then, makes us a citizen of heaven. We live yet in this world, but our home is above, where Christ is. Heaven's joys should be our joys. Heaven's life should be our life. "Your life is hid with Christ in God." This means that we are sheltered in Christ. It means that we are sheltered in Christ. It means also our life has its sources of strength, of nourishment, of help, in Christ. Our hearts and eyes should be drawn away therefore from things earthly to things heavenly. We ought to live for things above. We ought to set our minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth. While we stay here for a while, we are going on to heaven, where we shall live forever.
  • Colossians 3:17 - Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. - Colossians 3:17
    If we belong to Christ in heaven, we must make our lives here on earth correspond with the life of heaven. Our prayer is, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." So we are to mortify, or make dead, all the things in our lives that are not right, or that are not done in heaven. this includes all desires and all acts and dispositions that are not white and clean. We are to be in this world, walking in the midst of its evil, and are yet to keep ourselves unspotted from the world. The list of things we are to put away is a frightful one. It does not seem possible that we ever shall incline to do these things, and yet we are always in danger of doing them. There are things also which we are to "put on," and these are all beautiful things - a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness; we should write off the list and keep it where we may see it continually.
























Thomas Brooks



  • Colossians 4:6: Devotional (August 20)
    Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt. - Colossians 4:6
    The New Testament has a great deal to say about speech. Jesus spoke of men's words - idle words which have to be accounted for in the judgement, contemptuous words which bring upon him who uses them severe condemnation, words which test life - by which one is either justified or condemned. Paul, too, refers to speech. Here we have a very suggestive exhortation on the subject. Our speech should always be with grace. Grace means fitting, beautiful. We should learn to speak so that our tones of voice and our manner of speech shall be winning and attractive. Grace means also something under divine influence. We should speak words permeated with love and inspired by the Holy Spirit. Jenny Lind said she always sang with God. A Christian should always speak to God, to please Him. Our speech should be "seasoned with salt." Salt purifies. Our words should be pure and cleansing - loving, gentle, helpful, inspiring.
  • Colossians 4:6: Devotional (Nov 8)
  • Colossians 4:5: Scroll down






Westminster Pulpit

Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges


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

Colossians Studies


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.


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.


Scroll down page for sermon


Updated November, 2015 These make excellent sermon illustrations. The first group represents devotionals on one page, and the longer list represents individual devotionals. 


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...."


Several Pastors

The Expositor's Greek Testament


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)

Arthur Peake's Commentary (different from the Expositor's Greek Testament above)



Who Are They and What do they Believe?



Paul and the Intellectuals - The Stone Lectures for 1926 - The substance of these 12 chapters were the 1926 Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary

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.

Cyril Barber - A verse-by-verse treatment of the letter expounded in the light of its historic setting and the emergence of an incipient form of Gnosticism.


Emphasis on Greek Word Study 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)





Click each chapter for assorted notes



Colossians 1

Colossians 2

Colossians 3

Colossians 4


Conservative. Evangelical. Transcripts average 5 pages.


Note: Amillennial

Moody Bible Institute

Note: Click chapter for multiple entries

These are the same devotionals by chapter verse

Grant Richison


NT Word Studies on Colossians - Emphasis on Greek Word Study



Prayer and Spiritual Knowledge Martin Luther Colossians 1:1
Address and Salutation R. Finlayson Colossians 1:1, 2
The Apostolic Salutation U.R. Thomas Colossians 1:1, 2
The Salutation E.S. Prout Colossians 1:1, 2
The Apostolic Salutation U. R. Thomas., J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 1:1-5
The Writer and the Readers A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:1-5
The Hope Laid Up in Heaven R.M. Edgar Colossians 1:1-8
Grace and Peace Bp. Davenant. Colossians 1:2
In Christ A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:2
Motives to Saintliness P. Bayne, B. D. Colossians 1:2
Saints T. Watson, B. A. Colossians 1:2
Saints, Believers, Brethren Alexander Maclaren Colossians 1:2
Apostolic Thanksgiving U. R. Thomas., G. Barlow. Colossians 1:3-8
Christian Love the Chief Grace H. W. Beecher. Colossians 1:3-8
Five Christian Elements J. Hirst. Colossians 1:3-8
Pauline Sorites R. Finlayson Colossians 1:3-8
Thanksgiving T. Watson, B. A. Colossians 1:3-8
The Apostle's Thanksgiving for the Spiritual Progress of the Colossians T. Croskery Colossians 1:3-8
The Apostolic Thanksgiving U.R. Thomas Colossians 1:3-8
The Connection Between Thanksgiving and Prayer Passavant. Colossians 1:3-8
The Prelude A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:3-8
The Thanksgiving E.S. Prout Colossians 1:3-8
Christian Hope S. Rutherford. Colossians 1:5
Hope Laid Up in Heaven P. Bayne, B. D. Colossians 1:5
The Gospel-Hope Alexander Maclaren Colossians 1:5
The Heavenly Hope J. Parsons. Colossians 1:5
The Argument for the Gospel Based on the Triumphs of Missions Ll. D. Bevan, D. D. Colossians 1:5-6
The Perennial Fruitfulness of the Gospel Bishop Lightfoot. Colossians 1:5-6
The Fruitfulness of the Gospel W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:6
The Gospel, its Spread and Fruitfulness J. Daille. Colossians 1:6-8
The Progress of Christianity Dr. Haven. Colossians 1:6-8
The True Gospel Universally the Same George Barlow. Colossians 1:6-8
A Faithful Minister of Christ R. McAll, D. D. Colossians 1:7
A Picture of a Faithful Minister Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress." Colossians 1:7
Epaphras J. Daille. Colossians 1:7
Ministerial Responsibility H. W. Beecher. Colossians 1:7
Ministers Must be Faithful   Colossians 1:7
The Praise of Service A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:7
Two Reasons for Love in the Spirit Bishop Davenant. Colossians 1:8
Colossians I. 9 Thomas Arnold Colossians 1:9
Colossians I. 9 Thomas Arnold Colossians 1:9
Knowledge and Obedience W. H. Griffith Thomas Colossians 1:9
The Knowledge of God's Will W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:9, 10
The Apostle's Prayer for the Enlargement and Completion of Their Spiritual Life T. Croskery Colossians 1:9-11
A Comprehensive Apostolic Prayer G. Barlow. Colossians 1:9-12
A Worthy Walk Family Churchman Colossians 1:9-12
All Pleasing J. Vaughan, M. A. Colossians 1:9-12
Filled with the Knowledge of His Will T. Binney. Colossians 1:9-12
Fruitful in Every Good Work W. Arnot, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
Fruitfulness Bishop Davenant. Colossians 1:9-12
Fruitfulness and Progress J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
God Known Imperfectly But Really H. W. Beecher. Colossians 1:9-12
Intercessory Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:9-12
Knowledge of Divine Will Bishop Davenant. Colossians 1:9-12
Life a Walk J. Daille. Colossians 1:9-12
Multiform Fruitfulness C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:9-12
No Work Must be Declined C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:9-12
Paul's Desire for the Colossians J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
Spiritual Knowledge and its Practical Results C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:9-12
The Blessed Occupancy F. B. Meyer, B. A. Colossians 1:9-12
The Essential Connection Between Knowledge and Piety W. Arnot, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
The Experimental Knowledge of God the End of All Christian Endeavour Dean Goulburn. Colossians 1:9-12
The Intercession E.S. Prout Colossians 1:9-12
The Knowledge of God E. D. Griffin, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
The Knowledge of the Will of God S. Martin. Colossians 1:9-12
The Necessity of Christian Fruitfulness to Divine Knowledge W. Arnot, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
The Necessity of Divine Knowledge to Christian Fruitfulness W. Arnot, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
The Prayer A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
The Use of Spiritual Understanding Bishop D. Wilson. Colossians 1:9-12
The Value of Intercessory Prayer I. S. Spencer, D. D. Colossians 1:9-12
Walk Worthily T. Stork. Colossians 1:9-12
Walking So as to Please God J. H. Evans, M. A. Colossians 1:9-12
Sanctified Knowledge S. Charnock. Colossians 1:9-14
Spiritual Knowledge G. S. Bowes. Colossians 1:9-14
The Apostolic Prayer U. R. Thomas. Colossians 1:9-14
The Apostolic Prayer U.R. Thomas Colossians 1:9-14
The Best Knowledge J. Spencer. Colossians 1:9-14
The Kingdom of God's Dear Son R.M. Edgar Colossians 1:9-14
The Knowledge of the Divine Will W. B. Pope, D. D. Colossians 1:9-14
The Power of Unceasing Prayer   Colossians 1:9-14
Prayer Leading Up to the Person of Christ R. Finlayson Colossians 1:9-23
'All Power' Alexander Maclaren Colossians 1:11
God's All Strength J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 1:11
Patience   Colossians 1:11
Patience and Long-Suffering Archbishop Trench., Bishop Lightfoot. Colossians 1:11
Patient Long-Suffering   Colossians 1:11
Peace in Pain   Colossians 1:11
Strengthened with Glorious Power Bishop Davenant. Colossians 1:11
The Source and Object of Spiritual Strength J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 1:11
Divine Meetness of the Saints for Their Inheritance T. Croskery Colossians 1:12
Thankful for Inheritance Alexander Maclaren Colossians 1:12
Thankful Service H. J. Wilmot-Buxton Colossians 1:12
The Inheritance George MacDonald Colossians 1:12
The Inheritance of the Saints W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:12
Meetness for Heaven O. Winslow, D. D. Colossians 1:12-14
Meetness for Heaven W. Baxendale. Colossians 1:12-14
Meetness for the Inheritance C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:12-14
Meetness for the Inheritance of the Saints in Light W. A. Butler, M. A. Colossians 1:12-14
Meetness for the Saintly Inheritance G. Barlow. Colossians 1:12-14
The Father's Gift Through the Son A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:12-14
The Inheritance T. Guthrie, D. D., W. Birch. Colossians 1:12-14
The Inheritance not the Reward of Merit W. Birch. Colossians 1:12-14
The Inheritance of Light Paxton Hood. Colossians 1:12-14
The Inheritance of the Faithful J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 1:12-14
The Inheritance of the Saints W. Jay. Colossians 1:12-14
The Inheritance of the Saints R. Watson. Colossians 1:12-14
The Joy of Light H. J. W. Buxton, M. A. Colossians 1:12-14
The Love of the Father E.S. Prout Colossians 1:12-14
The Saints in Light H. Melvill, D. D. Colossians 1:12-14
Unmeetness for the Inheritance T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:12-14
What is Inheritance T. Guthrie. Colossians 1:12-14
Translation into Christ's Kingdom T. Croskery Colossians 1:13
God is the Deliverer J. L. Nye. Colossians 1:13-14
His Dear Son

N. Byfield.
See also his commentary

“The author lived in intense pain, and died at 44, yet he produced quite a mountain of literature.  He writes like an earnest, faithful man, resolved to keep back nothing of the counsel of God; but he too little studies brevity, and consequently he wearies most readers.  He is always worth consulting.” – Spurgeon
Colossians 1:13-14
Redemption Bp. Davenant. Colossians 1:13-14
Religion a Great Change Arvine. Colossians 1:13-14
The Duty of Thankfulness for the Deliverance P. Bayne, B. D. Colossians 1:13-14
The Great Moral Translation G. Barlow. Colossians 1:13-14
The Great Spiritual Change J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 1:13-14
The Kingdom of Christ T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:13-14
The Power of Darkness T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:13-14
The Translation T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:13-14
The Unconsciousness of the Sinner Under the Mower of Darkness P. Bayne, B. D. Colossians 1:13-14
Translated Us N. Byfield. Colossians 1:13-14
Redemption W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:14
Redemption Through the Blood of Christ T. Croskery Colossians 1:14
Christ First Professor Reuss. Colossians 1:14-20
Forgiveness and Remission of Sins J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 1:14-20
Jesus Christ the End of the Creation C. P. Jennings. Colossians 1:14-20
Pardon, not Justice, Wanted   Colossians 1:14-20
Plan of Redemption Christmas Evans. Colossians 1:14-20
Redemption T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:14-20
Redemption Atonement for and Remission of Sin T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:14-20
Redemption God's Forgiveness as King and Father G. Calthrop, M. A. Colossians 1:14-20
Redemption Incomplete Until Accepted by Faith in Christ P. Bayne, B. D. Colossians 1:14-20
Redemption Partial and Complete Bishop Davenant. Colossians 1:14-20
The Deity of Christ B. W. Noel, M. A. Colossians 1:14-20
The Greatness of Redemption P. Bayne, B. D. Colossians 1:14-20
The Value of Pardon H. W. Taylor. Colossians 1:14-20
The Witness of Creation to the Gospel J. O. Dykes, D. D. Colossians 1:14-20
We have Redemption Through His Blood   Colossians 1:14-20
Christ in His Relations to God and to the World W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:15
Christ is Intended to be Familiarly Known   Colossians 1:15
Christ is One of Us   Colossians 1:15
Christ the Image of God   Colossians 1:15
The Firstborn J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 1:15
The Image of God T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:15
The Image of the Invisible God H. W. Beecher. Colossians 1:15
Christ's Headship Over Nature T. Croskery Colossians 1:15-17
The Glory of the Son E.S. Prout Colossians 1:15-17
The Dignity of Christ A. J. F. Behrends, D. D. Colossians 1:15-19
The Divine Pre-Eminence of Christ U. R. Thomas. Colossians 1:15-19
The Glory of the Son A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:15-19
The Person of Christ T. Watson, B. A. Colossians 1:15-19
The Glories of King Jesus R.M. Edgar Colossians 1:15-20
Christ All in All U.R. Thomas Colossians 1:15-29
Christ the Creator C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:16
Christ the End of Creation T. Guthrie, D. D., Bp. Lightfoot. Colossians 1:16
The Advent in Creation W. J. Adeney, M. A. Colossians 1:16
The Work of Creation by and for Jesus Christ R. W. Hamilton, LL. D. Colossians 1:16
Thrones, or Dominions, or Principalities, or Powers A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:16
All Things Exist in Christ J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 1:17
Christ and His Church J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 1:18
Christ in All Things the Pre-Eminent J. Stoughton, D. D. Colossians 1:18
Christ is Pre-Eminent R. Thomas, D. D. Colossians 1:18
Christ Pre-Eminent H. G. Guinness. Colossians 1:18
Christ Pre-Eminent in All Things W. P. Appelbe, LL. D. Colossians 1:18
Christ the Beginning T. Manton, D. D. Colossians 1:18
Christ the Head of the Church Bp. Davenant. Colossians 1:18
Christ's Headship of the Church T. Croskery Colossians 1:18
Church Authority H. Allon, D. D. Colossians 1:18
One with Christ Luther. Colossians 1:18
The Beginning T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:18
The Body and its Head A. Roberts, M. A. Colossians 1:18
The Divine Harbinger T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:18
The Firstborn T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:18
The Firstborn from the Dead T. Manton, D. D. Colossians 1:18
The Firstborn from the Dead W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:18
The Head T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:18
The Head of the Church C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:18
The Holy Catholic Church G. Clayton, M. A. Colossians 1:18
The Pre-Eminent One J. Sherman. Colossians 1:18
Who is the Beginning   Colossians 1:18
The Supremacy of Christ in the Moral Universe E.S. Prout Colossians 1:18-20
All Fulness in Christ Charles Haddon Spurgeon Colossians 1:19
The Fulness of the Godhead in Jesus Christ T. Croskery Colossians 1:19
Fulness of Christ Cannot be Supplemented C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:19-22
Fulness of Grace in Christ Bishop Davenant. Colossians 1:19-22
No Limit to the Fulness in Christ T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:19-22
Peace by the Blood of Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:19-22
Peace Through the Blood of the Cross J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 1:19-22
Reconciliation J. Donne, D. D. Colossians 1:19-22
Reconciliation by Christ F.W. Robertson, M.A. Colossians 1:19-22
The Atonement W. M. Taylor, D. D. Colossians 1:19-22
The Fulness J. Morison, D. D., T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 1:19-22
The Fulness of Christ Congregational Remembrancer Colossians 1:19-22
The Fulness of Christ H. Brooke. Colossians 1:19-22
The Fulness of Christ the Treasury of the Saints C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:19-22
The Nature and Issues of Reconciliation J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 1:19-22
The Personal Blessings of Reconciliation G. Barlow. Colossians 1:19-22
The Reconciler T. Guthrie, D. D Colossians 1:19-22
The Reconciling Son A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:19-22
The Reconciling Work of the Great Mediator G. Barlow. Colossians 1:19-22
The Great Reconciliation W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:20
The Reconcilation Effected by Christ T. Croskery Colossians 1:20
Colossians I. 21, 22 St. Chrysostom Colossians 1:21
Application of the Reconciliation to the Special Case of the Colossians T. Croskery Colossians 1:21-23
Our Reconciliation W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:21-23
The Apostle's Comprehensive View of Salvation E.S. Prout Colossians 1:21-23
The Indwelling Christ the Believer's Hope of Glory R.M. Edgar Colossians 1:21-29
The Ultimate Purpose of Reconciliation A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:22-23
A Good Hope Distinguished Congregational Pulpit Colossians 1:23
Changeful Christians C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:23
Immovable Christians Arrine. Colossians 1:23
Our Life-Work J. J. Black, LL. D. Colossians 1:23
Standfast C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:23
The Condition of Man's Final Blessedness G. Barlow. Colossians 1:23
Which was Preached to Every N. Byfield. Colossians 1:23
The Ministry of the Mystery U.R. Thomas Colossians 1:23-29
Joy in Suffering H. Simon. Colossians 1:24
Joy in Suffering James Hinton. Colossians 1:24
Suffering Working Perfection W. M. H. Aitken, M. A. Colossians 1:24
The Joy of Suffering for the Church G. Barlow. Colossians 1:24
The Privilege of Suffering E.S. Prout Colossians 1:24
The Mission, Sufferings, Gospel, and Preaching of the Apostle T. Croskery Colossians 1:24-27
Paul's Sufferings R. Finlayson Colossians 1:24-29
St. Paul's View of His Ministry E.S. Prout Colossians 1:24-29
Divine Ordination to the Ministry H. W. Beecher. Colossians 1:25-27
St. Paul a Proof of His Gospel A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:25-27
The Pre-Eminent Honour and Sublime Theme of the Christian Ministry G. Barlow. Colossians 1:25-27
Colossians I. 26-28 St. Chrysostom Colossians 1:26
The Gospel Mystery U. R. Thomas., A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:26
The Mystery Manifest Homiletic Review Colossians 1:26
Christ in the Heart J. L. Nye. Colossians 1:27
Christ in the Heart the Believer's Hope Congregational Remembrancer Colossians 1:27
Christ in You R. M. McCheyne, M. A. Colossians 1:27
Christ in You W. H. Luckenbach., B. Beddome, M. A. Colossians 1:27
Christ in You an Expanding Force C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:27
Christ in You the Hope of Glory T. Binney., C. Bradley, M. A. Colossians 1:27
Christ, the Hope of Glory W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:27
The Gospel Mystery C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:27
The Hope of Glory New Testament Anecdotes Colossians 1:27
The Indwelling of Christ H. W. Beecher. Colossians 1:27
The Indwelling Saviour R. Newton, D. D. Colossians 1:27
The True Christ of Man D. Thomas, D. D. Colossians 1:27
A Training Perfection H. Melvill, B. D. Colossians 1:28
Aim At Perfection Lord Chesterfield. Colossians 1:28
An Earnest Preacher   Colossians 1:28
Christ Personally the Subject of Preaching C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:28
Earnestness in Warning Men W. Baxendale. Colossians 1:28
Faithfulness Reciprocated D. L. Moody. Colossians 1:28
Growth in Perfection T. G. Upham, LL. D. Colossians 1:28
Ministerial Faithfulness Memoirs of Mrs. Grant of Laggan. Colossians 1:28
Motives to Earnestness S. J. Moore. Colossians 1:28
On Preaching Christ Mr. Wilson. Colossians 1:28
Perfection a Life's Work H. W. Beecher. Colossians 1:28
Sinners Must be Warned   Colossians 1:28
The Apostolic Ministry W. B. Collyer, D. D. Colossians 1:28
The Christian Ministry A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 1:28
The Exalted Aim of the Christian Minister W. Birch., N. Byfield. Colossians 1:28
The Manner in Which the Apostle Discharged His Divinely Given Trust T. Croskery Colossians 1:28, 29
The Mission of Christian Preaching W.F. Adneney Colossians 1:28, 29
Christian Endeavour Alexander Maclaren Colossians 1:29
Work in Us and Work by Us C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 1:29


And Comfort W. H. Griffith Thomas Colossians 2:1
Nature and Objects of the Apostle's Struggle on Behalf of the Saints T. Croskery. Colossians 2:1-3
St. Paul's Anxieties for the Colossians, and How They Were Allayed E.S. Prout Colossians 2:1-3
Three Wonderful Things U.R. Thomas Colossians 2:1-3
All Riches of the Full Assurance of Understanding N. Byfield. Colossians 2:1-4
Christian Unity W. Williams. Colossians 2:1-4
Earthly and Heavenly Riches   Colossians 2:1-4
Error is Insidious Dr. R. W. Hamilton. Colossians 2:1-4
Ministerial Anxiety G. Barlow. Colossians 2:1-4
Paul's Striving for the Colossians A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:1-4
Satan's Method C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:1-4
Soul Prosperity W. M. Punshon, LL. D. Colossians 2:1-4
St. Paul's Conflict J. Daille. Colossians 2:1-4
The Boundless Wealth of Wisdom in Christ J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 2:1-4
The Full Assurance of Knowledge W. B. Pope, D. D. Colossians 2:1-4
The Full Assurance of Understanding J. Hughes, D. D., J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 2:1-4
The Hidden Treasures of Wisdom in Christ G. Barlow. Colossians 2:1-4
The Treasures of Christ in Relation to Education W. Archer Butler, M. A. Colossians 2:1-4
The Triple Fruit of Evangelical Doctrine Bishop Davenant. Colossians 2:1-4
The True Safeguard Against Error A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:1-4
This I Say Lest Any Man Should Beguile You J. Daille. Colossians 2:1-4
Three Wonderful Things U. R. Thomas. Colossians 2:1-4
Introduction to the Polemical Part of the Epistle R. Finlayson Colossians 2:1-7
The Trinity as the Source of Christian Love and Consolation R.M. Edgar Colossians 2:1-7
A Warning Against Deceivers T. Croskery. Colossians 2:4, 5
Blessed Christian Possibilities U.R. Thomas Colossians 2:4-7
Congratulations and Counsels E.S. Prout Colossians 2:4-7
A Lofty Church Ideal A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:5
Apostolic Praise of Order and Stability G. Barlow. Colossians 2:5
Order and Steadfastness Bp. Alexander. Colossians 2:5
Phases of Human Nature D. Thomas, D. D. Colossians 2:5
The Faith and Order of the Gospel Recommended   Colossians 2:5
The Separation of Friends G. B. Birch. Colossians 2:5
The Value of Steadfast Faith C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:5
Christian Progress Alexander Maclaren Colossians 2:6
Colossians Ii. 6, 7 St. Chrysostom Colossians 2:6
As and So C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:6-7
Christ is the Believer's Foundation T. Guthrie. Colossians 2:6-7
Christian Activity the Safeguard of the Church Bishop Magee. Colossians 2:6-7
Faith is Receiving Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:6-7
Growth in Christ W.F. Adneney Colossians 2:6, 7
Progress is Gradual Dr. Goulburn. Colossians 2:6-7
Receiving Christ and Walking in Him J. Vaughan, M. A. Colossians 2:6-7
Retrospection the Basis of Progress J. Burton. Colossians 2:6-7
Suggestive Features of the Christian Life G. Barlow. Colossians 2:6-7
The Christian Life J. Gill. Colossians 2:6-7
The Christly Character D. Thomas, D. D. Colossians 2:6-7
The Life and Walk of Faith C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:6-7
The Principle of a Consistent Christian Walk T. Croskery. Colossians 2:6, 7
The Threefold Growth A. J. Gordon, D. D. Colossians 2:6-7
A Warning Against Speculative Deceivers T. Croskery. Colossians 2:8
Christ the Treasury of Wisdom W.F. Adneney Colossians 2:8
Philosophy and its Counterfeit D. Thomas, D. D. Colossians 2:8
Philosophy Discriminated A. Vinet, D. D. Colossians 2:8
Philosophy True and False Bp. Davenant. Colossians 2:8
St. Paul's Attitude Towards Philosophy Bp. Lightfoot. Colossians 2:8
The Bane and the Antidote A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:8
The Fear Which Terminates in the Second Death Andrew Lee et al Colossians 2:8
The Gospel to be Preached in its Purity S. H. Leary, D. C. L. Colossians 2:8
The Gospel to be Preached Simply C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:8
The Marks of a False Philosophy G. Barlow. Colossians 2:8
The Pure Milk of God's Word S. H. Leary, D. C. L. Colossians 2:8
The Spoiler and His Implement Bp. Alexander., Bp. Lightfoot. Colossians 2:8
Christ's Fulness the Christian's Safeguard E.S. Prout Colossians 2:8-10
Christ Our All R.M. Edgar Colossians 2:8-15
Philosophy R. Finlayson Colossians 2:8-15
The Complete Man U.R. Thomas Colossians 2:8-15
The Full Divinity of Christ W.F. Adneney Colossians 2:9
The Fulness of Christ E. H. Palmer. Colossians 2:9
The Fulness of God Dwelling in Christ E. Payson, D. D. Colossians 2:9
Christ the Fulness of the Godhead, and Our Relationship to Him T. Croskery. Colossians 2:9, 10
Angels N. Byfield. Colossians 2:10
Believers Complete in Christ A. Fletcher, D. D. Colossians 2:10
Christians Complete in Christ E. Cooper, M. A. Colossians 2:10
Complete in Christ J. Vaughan, M. A. Colossians 2:10
Complete in Christ E. P. Terhune, D. D. Colossians 2:10
Completed Life W. L. Watkinson. Colossians 2:10
Completely Furnished C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:10
Every Need of Man Supplied in Christ C. Clemance, D. D. Colossians 2:10
The Completing of the Soul H. Bushnell, D. D. Colossians 2:10
The Fulness of Humanity W.F. Adneney Colossians 2:10
Ye are Complete in Him T. Jones, D. D. Colossians 2:10
The True Circumcision T. Croskery. Colossians 2:11
Christian Circumcision G. Barlow. Colossians 2:11-12
The Believer's Identification with Christ Bishop Alexander. Colossians 2:11-12
The Circumcision of Christ J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 2:11-12
The True Circumcision A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:11-12
Purity, Pardon, and Victory Through Christ E.S. Prout Colossians 2:11-15
The Import of Christian Baptism T. Croskery. Colossians 2:12
Characteristics of the New Life J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 2:13-14
Spiritual Death J. B. Owen, M. A. Colossians 2:13-14
The Dead Soul J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 2:13-14
The Great Deliverance Bishop Davenant. Colossians 2:13-14
The Holy Spirit is the Quickener T. W. Jenkyn, D. D. Colossians 2:13-14
The Transition from Death to Life G. Barlow. Colossians 2:13-14
The Atonement and its Blessed Results T. Croskery. Colossians 2:13-15
Cancelled and Nailed Up New Testament Anecdotes Colossians 2:14
Our Indictment Cancelled by the Cross J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 2:14
The Cross the Death of Law A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:14
The Handwriting Blotted Out Bp. Davenant. Colossians 2:14
The Law is Against Sinners J. Edmond, D. D. Colossians 2:14
Believers Share the Triumph of Christ   Colossians 2:15
Christ Triumphant C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:15
Christ's Victory Christ and other Masters. Colossians 2:15
The Triumph of Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 2:15
The Triumph of the Cross G. Barlow. Colossians 2:15
Colossians Ii. 16-19 St. Chrysostom Colossians 2:16
The Rights of Liberty W.F. Adneney Colossians 2:16
Christian Liberty A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:16-17
Condemnation of Ritualistic Observances and Ascetic Severities T. Croskery. Colossians 2:16, 17
Religion, Freedom, and Joy John Smith. Colossians 2:16-17
The Ceremonial and the Real in Religion G. Barlow. Colossians 2:16-17
The Shadow and the Substance J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 2:16-17
Christian Independence U.R. Thomas Colossians 2:16-19
Two Dangers to be Avoided E.S. Prout Colossians 2:16-19
Legalism Exposed R.M. Edgar Colossians 2:16-23
Three Errors R. Finlayson Colossians 2:16-23
A Warning to Believers Charles Haddon Spurgeon Colossians 2:18
A Warning Against Angel Worship T. Croskery. Colossians 2:18, 19
Angel Worship Bp. Davenant. Colossians 2:18-19
False Confidences Christian Age Colossians 2:18-19
How Self-Will May be Lost   Colossians 2:18-19
Humility Before God Hoveden. Colossians 2:18-19
Speculative and Practical Error Dean Vaughan. Colossians 2:18-19
The Angels and the Head A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:18-19
The Head and the Body Bp. Davenant. Colossians 2:18-19
The Seductive Peril of a False Philosophy G. Barlow. Colossians 2:18-19
The Union Between Head and Body Bp. Lightfoot. Colossians 2:18-19
A Warning Against Asceticism T. Croskery. Colossians 2:20-23
Religion Does not Consist, in Bodily Neglect R. Stevens. Colossians 2:20-23
Ritualism Described and Condemned J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 2:20-23
The Ceremonial in Religion G. Barlow. Colossians 2:20-23
The Christian's Exemption from Bondage to Outwardness U.R. Thomas Colossians 2:20-23
The Soul's True Freedom in Christ Alone C. Wadsworth, D. D. Colossians 2:20-23
The Worthlessness of Unauthorized Ceremonialism E.S. Prout Colossians 2:20-23
Two Final Tests of the False Teaching A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 2:20-23
The Failure of Asceticism W.F. Adneney Colossians 2:23


Christian Aspiration W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:1
Easter Wednesday Also Suited to Easter Tuesday Martin Luther Colossians 3:1
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany Martin Luther Colossians 3:1
Risen with Christ Alexander Maclaren Colossians 3:1
The Obligations of the Risen Life T. Croskery Colossians 3:1
The Peace of God Charles Kingsley Colossians 3:1
The Heavenly Life R.M. Edgar Colossians 3:1, 2
Above the Tide J. L. Nye. Colossians 3:1-4
Aspring Towards Heaven T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 3:1-4
Attaining Higher Life D. L. Moody. Colossians 3:1-4
Believers Risen with Christ, and Their Duty in Consequenc W. Jay. Colossians 3:1-4
Christ and the Higher Nature Principal Tulloch. Colossians 3:1-4
Excelsior D. Davies, M. A. Colossians 3:1-4
Following the Risen Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:1-4
High Ground for the Affection T. H. Leary. Colossians 3:1-4
Homewards T. H. Leary. Colossians 3:1-4
Of the Resurrection Bishop Andrewes. Colossians 3:1-4
Our Risen Life R. Finlayson Colossians 3:1-4
Present Privileges: Future Glory E.S. Prout Colossians 3:1-4
Reasons for Seeking the Things Above Robert Hall, M. A. Colossians 3:1-4
Risen with Christ Family Churchman., Dean Vaughan Colossians 3:1-4
Risen with Christ Bishop Beveridge. Colossians 3:1-4
Seek Those Things that are Above J. Beaumont, M. D. Colossians 3:1-4
Seeking Things Above Canon Liddon. Colossians 3:1-4
The Affections Elevated C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:1-4
The Christian Risen with Christ Ebenezer Temple. Colossians 3:1-4
The Christian Temper Knox Little. Colossians 3:1-4
The Christian's Higher Life U.R. Thomas Colossians 3:1-4
The Heavenly Aspirations of the Renewed Nature F. Wagstaff. Colossians 3:1-4
The Hidden Life A. Vinet, D. D. Colossians 3:1-4
The Resurrection of Christ an Argument for Seeking Things Archbishop Tillotson. Colossians 3:1-4
The Risen Life Canon Liddon. Colossians 3:1-4
When Will the World Grow Better G. Maurer. Colossians 3:1-4
Affections Rightly Placed W. Bridge, M. A. Colossians 3:2
Affections the Wings of the Soul J. Inglis. Colossians 3:2
Attractions of the World Cuyler. Colossians 3:2
Drawings Toward Heaven T. De Witt Talmage, D. D. Colossians 3:2
Earthly and Heavenly Things R. Baxter. Colossians 3:2
Earthly-Mindedness J. Spence. Colossians 3:2
Love of the World From the Hindustani. Colossians 3:2
Not on Things on the Earth E. Hake. Colossians 3:2
Setting the Affections on Things Above   Colossians 3:2
Spirituality a Safeguard Against Temptation C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:2
The Affections to be Habitually Heavenward T. F. B. Tinling, B. A. Colossians 3:2
The Antidote to Asceticism and Sensualism Bishop Lightfoot. Colossians 3:2
The Death of Melancthon   Colossians 3:2
The Heart Misplaced Bishop Reynolds. Colossians 3:2
The Heavenly Inheritance Preferred W. Anderson, LL. D. Colossians 3:2
The Supreme Attachment Due to Spiritual Objects John Foster. Colossians 3:2
The Vital Transference T. De Witt Talmage, D. D. Colossians 3:2
Things Above J. Cumming, D. D. Colossians 3:2
Vanity of Earthly Things C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:2
Heavenly Things the True Object of Christian Contemplation T. Croskery Colossians 3:2, 3
Colossians Iii. 3 Thomas Arnold Colossians 3:3
The Hidden Life W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:3
Death and Life in Christ E. Garbett, M. A., A. Vinet, D. D. Colossians 3:3-4
Life Hid in Christ H. T. Miller. Colossians 3:3-4
The Christian Life Is Paxton Hood. Colossians 3:3-4
The Christian's Life W. M. Punshon, LL. D. Colossians 3:3-4
The Christian's Life Hid with Christ E B. Pusey, D. D. Colossians 3:3-4
The Hidden Life G. Mc Michael, B. A. Colossians 3:3-4
The Hidden Life Bishop Huntington. Colossians 3:3-4
The Hidden Life C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:3-4
The Hidden Life -- with Christ in God F. Ferguson. Colossians 3:3-4
The Hidden Life of the Christian T. B. Baker, M. A Colossians 3:3-4
The Life Hid with Christ in God Paxton Hood. Colossians 3:3-4
The Lost Taste   Colossians 3:3-4
The Power of a New Affection Dr. Fish. Colossians 3:3-4
The Present Condition and Future Glory of Life in Christ G. Barlow. Colossians 3:3-4
The Seed of an Inner Life James Hamilton, D. D. Colossians 3:3-4
Anticipations of Glory C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:4
Christ Our Life C. Hodge, D. D. Colossians 3:4
Christ Our Life W. Steele, M. A. Colossians 3:4
Christ Our Life Jabez Bunting, D. D. Colossians 3:4
Christ Our Life J. T. Woodhouse. Colossians 3:4
Christ Our Life C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:4
Christ Our Life and Our Hope T. West, B. A. Colossians 3:4
Christ the Life and Hope of Believers T. Brooks. Colossians 3:4
Christ the Life and Hope of the Church Joseph Davies. Colossians 3:4
The Believer's Final Manifestation with Christ T. Croskery Colossians 3:4
The Christian's Winter and Summer   Colossians 3:4
Colossians Iii. 7-May St. Chrysostom Colossians 3:5
Sins of the Flesh and the Sin of Covetousness E.S. Prout Colossians 3:5-7
The Duty of Mortifying the Old Man T. Croskery Colossians 3:5-7
Anger H. W. Beecher. Colossians 3:5-9
Blasphemy, its Nature J. Daille. Colossians 3:5-9
Control of Temper W. Baxendale. Colossians 3:5-9
Conversion and the Old Nature H. W. Beecher. Colossians 3:5-9
Corruptions Overcome by Grace C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:5-9
Corruptions Overcome Gradually C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:5-9
Covetousness W. Arnot, D. D. Colossians 3:5-9
Covetousness Edgar A. Poe. Colossians 3:5-9
Covetousness is Idolatry   Colossians 3:5-9
Denying The   Colossians 3:5-9
Dissuasives from Evil Bishop Davenant. Colossians 3:5-9
Effects of Disobedience E. Foster. Colossians 3:5-9
Filthy Conversation J. Daille. Colossians 3:5-9
Gold in the Heart   Colossians 3:5-9
Malice J. Daille. Colossians 3:5-9
Mortifying the Flesh T. Hamilton, D. D. Colossians 3:5-9
Purity of Conversation Christian, Boston Colossians 3:5-9
Slander Cannot be Recalled W. Baxendale. Colossians 3:5-9
Slaying Self A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 3:5-9
The Believer's View of Past Sin Bishop Meade. Colossians 3:5-9
The Children of Disobedience J. Parker, D. D. Colossians 3:5-9
The Evil Speaker J. Daille. Colossians 3:5-9
The Evils of Bad Temper J. Daille. Colossians 3:5-9
The Flesh to be Crucified   Colossians 3:5-9
The Idolatry of Covetousness C. S. Robinson, D. D. Colossians 3:5-9
The Mortification of the Sinful Principle in Man G. Barlow. Colossians 3:5-9
The Wrath of God Jonathan Edwards. Colossians 3:5-9
The Wrath of God a Present Thing J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 3:5-9
Death to Evil U.R. Thomas Colossians 3:5-11
Dying Before Rising R. Finlayson Colossians 3:5-11
Mortification After Death R.M. Edgar Colossians 3:5-11
A Warning Against Social Sins T. Croskery Colossians 3:8, 9
The New Life in Christ the Death Warrant to Old Sins E.S. Prout Colossians 3:8-11
The Ground of These Practical Precepts T. Croskery Colossians 3:9, 10
Acting a Lie   Colossians 3:9-11
Example of Truthfulness The Duke of Wellington. Colossians 3:9-11
Falsehood Difficult to Maintain Archbishop Whately. Colossians 3:9-11
Folly and Misery of Lying R. Gilpin. Colossians 3:9-11
Kinds of Lies Bishop Davenant. Colossians 3:9-11
Life Changed for the Better Family Treasury Colossians 3:9-11
Love of Truth H. O. Mackay. Colossians 3:9-11
Lying Against Reason Durandus. Colossians 3:9-11
Lying Unsafe Proverbs Colossians 3:9-11
New Leaves Pushing Off the Old C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:9-11
Speech and Mind Must be At One   Colossians 3:9-11
Spiritual Renewal in Christ J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 3:9-11
The Disgrace of Lying Lord Bacon. Colossians 3:9-11
The Folly of Lying Addison. Colossians 3:9-11
The Nature of Lying   Colossians 3:9-11
The New Nature Wrought Out in the New Life A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 3:9-11
Truth and Falsehood J. H. Wilson. Colossians 3:9-11
Religious Affections Arise from Spiritual Enlightenment L. O. Thompson. Colossians 3:10
The Image of God Restored to Men R. W. Dale, LL. D. Colossians 3:10
All Distinctions Obliterated in Christ T. Croskery Colossians 3:11
But Christ is All in All T. Watson. Colossians 3:11
Christ All in All S. P. Sprecher, D. D. Colossians 3:11
Christ All in All R. P. Buddicomb, M. A. Colossians 3:11
Christ All in All in Death   Colossians 3:11
Christ All, and in All W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:11
Christ Everything to the Christian W. Jay. Colossians 3:11
Christ is a Christian's All   Colossians 3:11
Christ is All C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:11
Christ is All J. Fletcher, D. D. Colossians 3:11
Christ is All   Colossians 3:11
Christ is All C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:11
Christ is All Charles Haddon Spurgeon Colossians 3:11
The High Level T. Davies, Ph. D. Colossians 3:11
The Lord Jesus Christ All in All W. Jay. Colossians 3:11
The Christian's Wardrobe E.S. Prout Colossians 3:12, 13
The Duty of Putting on All the Characteristic Qualities of the New Man T. Croskery Colossians 3:12-14
A Holy Church T. W. Jenkyn, D. D. Colossians 3:12-15
A Holy Life H. Bonar, D. D. Colossians 3:12-15
Bowels of Mercies Bishop Davenant. Colossians 3:12-15
Election Paxton Hood. Colossians 3:12-15
Gentle Christians   Colossians 3:12-15
Humbleness of Mind   Colossians 3:12-15
Humility a Safeguard   Colossians 3:12-15
Humility and Cheerfulness J. Ruskin. Colossians 3:12-15
Kindness J. Morison, D. D. Colossians 3:12-15
Long-Suffering N. Byfield. Colossians 3:12-15
Long-Suffering Rewarded W. Jay. Colossians 3:12-15
Meekness: its Blending D. Thomas, D. D. Colossians 3:12-15
Meekness: its Blessedness Archdeacon Hare. Colossians 3:12-15
Meekness: its Nature James Hamilton, D. D. Colossians 3:12-15
Meekness: its Power E. Foster. Colossians 3:12-15
Meekness: its Usefulness Gotthold. Colossians 3:12-15
Pity Addison. Colossians 3:12-15
Pity the Secret of Prophetic Light R. Glover. Colossians 3:12-15
Religion Moves to Pity R. Glover. Colossians 3:12-15
The Blessings of a Benignant Spirit A. Barnes, D. D. Colossians 3:12-15
The Costume of a Saint T. G. Horton. Colossians 3:12-15
The Elect and Their Duties J. Daille. Colossians 3:12-15
The Essentials of a Christian Character W. Barlow. Colossians 3:12-15
The Garments of the Renewed Soul A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 3:12-15
The King's Livery Newman Hall, LL. B. Colossians 3:12-15
The Nature of Holiness Bishop Huntington. Colossians 3:12-15
The Power of Kindness J. Parker, D. D. Colossians 3:12-15
The Power of Kindness American Agriculturist Colossians 3:12-15
Tire Power of Compassion Archbishop Thomson. Colossians 3:12-15
The Marks, Method, and Motive of the Christian Life U.R. Thomas Colossians 3:12-17
The New Life of Love R.M. Edgar Colossians 3:12-17
What Particularly We are to Put On. How We are Addressed R. Finlayson Colossians 3:12-17
A Quarrel: Both Sides Wrong R. South. Colossians 3:13
Divine Forgiveness Admired and Imitated C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:13
Forbearance E. T. E. B., Cottle. Colossians 3:13
Forgiveness W. Fleming. Colossians 3:13
Forgiveness a Distinctively Christian Virtue Ecce Homo Colossians 3:13
Forth-Giving   Colossians 3:13
Human Forgiveness D. Thomas, D. D. Colossians 3:13
International Forgiveness Newman Hall, LL. B. Colossians 3:13
Quarrels Prolonged S. Baring-Gould. Colossians 3:13
Charity the Bond of Perfectness C. Hodge, D. D. Colossians 3:14
Gospel Charity J. Owen, D. D. Colossians 3:14
Love a Perfecting Grac R. Hewlett, D. D. Colossians 3:14
Love the Bond of Perfectness R. Tuck, B. A. Colossians 3:14
Love the Finish of the Christian Character H. W. Beecher., R. Tuck, B. A. Colossians 3:14
Love the Perfection of the Christian Character G. Barlow., Bishop D. Wilson. Colossians 3:14
The Bond of Perfectness W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:14
The Grace of Charity R. Tuck, B. A. Colossians 3:14
A Threefold Cord of Grace E.S. Prout Colossians 3:14, 15
Gratitude the One Thing Needed W. Baxendale. Colossians 3:15
Peace and Thanksgiving T. Croskery Colossians 3:15
Peace the Umpire W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:15
Rest and be Thankful A. K. H. Boyd, D. D. Colossians 3:15
Thankfulness J. H. Wilson, M. A. Colossians 3:15
Thankfulness Should be Practical E. Foster. Colossians 3:15
Thankfulness; Natural R. South, D. D. Colossians 3:15
The Heart Controls the Life W. Arnot, D. D. Colossians 3:15
The Peace of Christ A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 3:15
The Peace of God Ruling the Heart C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:15
The Power of Divine Peace J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 3:15
The Ruling Peace of Christ A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 3:15
Unity and Peace F. W. Robertson, M. A. Colossians 3:15
Colossians Iii. 16, 17 St. Chrysostom Colossians 3:16
Indwelling of the Word of Christ A. Raleigh, D. D. Colossians 3:16
Phrygia was Proverbially a Land of Music Bp. Alexander. Colossians 3:16
Power of a Hymn W. Baxendale. Colossians 3:16
Power of a Hymn G. F. Pentecost, D. D. Colossians 3:16
Psalmody W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:16
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs Archbishop Trench. Colossians 3:16
Saved by a Hymn Canadian Baptist Colossians 3:16
The Conditions of the Service of Song Bp. Davenant. Colossians 3:16
The Hymnology of the Church J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 3:16
The Indwelling of the Word T. Watson, B. A. Colossians 3:16
The Indwelling Word of Christ R. S. Candlish, D. D. Colossians 3:16
The Poets of the New Testament P. L. Davies, M. A. Colossians 3:16
The School of the Word Bishop Vincent. Colossians 3:16
The Service of Song N. Byfield. Colossians 3:16
The Service of Song a Means of Christian Edification A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 3:16
The Use of the Word for Spiritual Edification T. Croskery Colossians 3:16
The Word of Christ T. W. Sydnor. Colossians 3:16
The Power of the Word and the Name of Christ E.S. Prout Colossians 3:16, 17
Christian Ends Lend Grandeur to Human Life T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 3:17
Colossians Iii. 17 Thomas Arnold Colossians 3:17
Common Work in the Name of Jesus H. J. W. Buxton, M. A. Colossians 3:17
Consistency and Gratitude J. Daille. Colossians 3:17
Doing All in the Name of Christ   Colossians 3:17
Doing All to the Lord Jesus E B. Pusey, D. D. Colossians 3:17
Every-Day Religion T. De Witt Talmage, D. D. Colossians 3:17
Godly Living Preacher's Analyst Colossians 3:17
Method and Music, or the Art of Holy and Happy Living C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:17
Suggestive Summary of Christian Duty G. Barlow. Colossians 3:17
The Acceptable Prayer H. J. W. Buxton, M. A. Colossians 3:17
The All-Pervasiveness of Religion W. Mallock. Colossians 3:17
The Essence of Fiery D. Stewart. Colossians 3:17
The Motive Power of a Holy Life J. Macgregor, D. D. Colossians 3:17
The Name of Jesus Set in Work Dr. Neale. Colossians 3:17
The Principle of a Godly Life T. Croskery Colossians 3:17
The Reality of Religion Dean Alford. Colossians 3:17
Things Sacred and Things Secular J. A. Jacob, D. D. Colossians 3:17
A Considerate Wife E. Foster. Colossians 3:18
A Wife not Loved Too Much C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:18
A Wife's Influence N. Y. Observer Colossians 3:18
Colossians Iii. 18-25 St. Chrysostom Colossians 3:18
Husband: Meaning of the Word E. Foster. Colossians 3:18
Husbands and Wives Bp. Davenant. Colossians 3:18
Husband's Love G. Swinnock, M. A. Colossians 3:18
Husband's Love Reciprocated Christian Age Colossians 3:18
Qualities of a Wife Old writer. Colossians 3:18
Relative Duties -- Husbands and Wives J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 3:18
The Christian Family A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 3:18
The Duties of Wives T. Croskery Colossians 3:18
The Influence of a Wife J. Moser. Colossians 3:18
The Value of Submissiveness in Wives E. Foster. Colossians 3:18
Wife: Meaning of the Word   Colossians 3:18
Christianity Remodelling the Ancient Household R.M. Edgar Colossians 3:18-4:1
Relative Duties R. Finlayson Colossians 3:18-4:1
Husbands and Wives E.S. Prout Colossians 3:18, 19
Husbands and Wives W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:18, 19
The Christian View of Family Life U.R. Thomas Colossians 3:18-21
The Duties of Husbands T. Croskery Colossians 3:19
The Duties of Children T. Croskery Colossians 3:20
Children and Parents E.S. Prout Colossians 3:20, 21
Children and Parents W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:20, 21
Children Entreated to Obey Their Parents B. W. Noel, M. A. Colossians 3:20-21
Disobedience Regretted T. De W. Talmage, D. D. Colossians 3:20-21
Obedience of Children E. Foster. Colossians 3:20-21
Obedience to a Master King's Highway. Colossians 3:20-21
Safety of Obedience   Colossians 3:20-21
The Duties of Parents and Children G. Barlow. Colossians 3:20-21
The Mutual Offices of Parents and Children J. Daille. Colossians 3:20-21
The Obligations of Parents and Children Richard Adams, A. M. Colossians 3:20-21
The Rarity of Obedience J. Bate. Colossians 3:20-21
The Treatment that Discourages Piety H. Bushnell, D. D. Colossians 3:20-21
The Christian Training of Children Friedrich Schleiermacher Colossians 3:21
The Duties of Fathers T. Croskery Colossians 3:21
Servants and Masters W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:22-4:1
Servants and Their Masters E.S. Prout Colossians 3:22-4:1
Faithfulness in Work H. D. Machay. Colossians 3:22-25
Loving Service is True Service C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:22-25
Religious Regulations for Master and Servant U.R. Thomas Colossians 3:22-25
Servants and Masters Bishop Davenant. Colossians 3:22-25
The Duties of Servants G. Barlow. Colossians 3:22-25
The Duties of Servants T. Croskery Colossians 3:22-25
All for Jesus C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:23
Christian Socialism H. Melvill, B. D. Colossians 3:23
Do All for God Dean Goulburn. Colossians 3:23
How Difficulties in Christ's Service are Overcome A. C. Price, B. A. Colossians 3:23
Living for Christ C. Hodge, D. D. Colossians 3:23
Not unto Men H. Melvill, B. D. Colossians 3:23
Servants of Christ G. D. Macgregor. Colossians 3:23
The Perfect Service U. R. Thomas. Colossians 3:23
The Ruling Motive of Christ's Servants John Ruskin. Colossians 3:23
The Service of Christ Is A. C. Price, B. A. Colossians 3:23
The Sure Reward of Christ's Servants C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 3:23
What Makes Christ's Service Easy and Pleasant A. C. Price, B. A. Colossians 3:23
Working J. H. Wilson, M. A. Colossians 3:23
The Service of Christ W.F. Adneney Colossians 3:24
Retribution in This Life E. Foster. Colossians 3:25
The Certainty of Future Retribution T. Guthrie, D. D. Colossians 3:25
The Divine Justice G. Swinnock. Colossians 3:25
Wrongdoing Returns Upon the Sinner G. Litting, LL. B. Colossians 3:25


Master and Man Emory J. Haynes. Colossians 4:1
Masters Deal Unequally Many Ways N. Byfield. Colossians 4:1
The Duties of Masters T. Croskery Colossians 4:1
A Day of Thanksgiving C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 4:2
Continuance in Prayer G. Swinnock, M. A. Colossians 4:2
Exhortation to Constant Prayer T. Croskery Colossians 4:2
Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 4:2
Some Qualities of Prayer Family Churchman. Colossians 4:2
Steadfastness in Prayer W.F. Adneney Colossians 4:2
Thanksgiving A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:2
The Necessity of Persevering Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 4:2
The Need of Watchfulness C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 4:2
The Power of Constant Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 4:2
The Value of Constant Prayer A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:2
Watchfulness in Prayer Bishop D. Wilson. Colossians 4:2
An Exhortation to Prayer U.R. Thomas Colossians 4:2-4
Conditions of Success in Prayer E.S. Prout Colossians 4:2-4
Prayer and Prudence R. Findlayson Colossians 4:2-6
The Life of Prayer and Sympathy R.M.e Colossians 4:2-6
Doors Shut and Open Bishop D. Wilson. Colossians 4:3-4
Ministers Dependent on the Prayers of the People H. Melvill, B. D. Colossians 4:3-4
Prayer for Ministers H. Melvill, D. D.) Colossians 4:3-4
Prayer for the Apostle and His Companions T. Croskery Colossians 4:3, 4
Revival Through Prayer G. Barlow. Colossians 4:3-4
The Door of Utterance Bishop Alexander. Colossians 4:3-4
The People's Prayer and the Minister's Work   Colossians 4:3-4
Colossians Iv. 5, 6 St. Chrysostom Colossians 4:5
The Behaviour of Christians in the World T. Croskery Colossians 4:5
The Wisdom of the Church in its Relations to the World W.F. Adneney Colossians 4:5
Without and Within Alexander Maclaren Colossians 4:5
Prayer and Prudence R. Findlayson Colossians 4:2-6
The Life of Prayer and Sympathy R.M.e Colossians 4:2-6
Christian Deportment Towards Unbelievers A. Monod, D. D. Colossians 4:5-6
Christian Worldly Wisdom J. Daille. Colossians 4:5-6
Godly Walk in Evil Company   Colossians 4:5-6
Improve the Moments Bowes. Colossians 4:5-6
Redeeming the Time J. G. Angley, M. A. Colossians 4:5-6
Redeeming the Time Robert Hall. Colossians 4:5-6
The Christian and the World U.R. Thomas Colossians 4:5, 6
The Christians Conduct and Conversation in the World E.S. Prout Colossians 4:5, 6
The Duties of Those Within to These Without A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:5-6
The Merchandise of Time P. Grant. Colossians 4:5-6
The Redemption of Time T. Watson, B. A. Colossians 4:5-6
The Redemption of Time Robert Newton, D. D. Colossians 4:5-6
The Right Use of Time L. O. Thompson. Colossians 4:5-6
The Value of a Minister's Time W. Baxendale. Colossians 4:5-6
The Value of Time   Colossians 4:5-6
The Wisdom of Kindness as a Means of Conversion A. Monod, D. D. Colossians 4:5-6
The Wise and Winsome Walk T. L. Cuyler, D. D. Colossians 4:5-6
The Wise Conduct of Life G. Barlow. Colossians 4:5-6
Wesley's Economy of Time W. Baxendale. Colossians 4:5-6
A Turn in the Talk C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 4:6
A Word Spoken in Season British Workman. Colossians 4:6
Christ's Truth in Relation to Our Daily Conversation R. Abercrombie, M. A. Colossians 4:6
Conversation A. P. Peabody, D. D. Colossians 4:6
Gracious Speech N. Byfield. Colossians 4:6
Religion in Conversation J. F. B. Tinling. Colossians 4:6
Salt A. Monod, D. D. Colossians 4:6
Salt W.F. Adneney Colossians 4:6
Seasoning a Letter   Colossians 4:6
Speech Seasoned with Salt A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:6
The Importance of Seasonable Speech T. Croskery Colossians 4:6
The Right Use of Speech T. Watson, B. A. Colossians 4:6
Wise Words Spoken in Reason C. Malan. Colossians 4:6
The Bearers of the Epistle to the Colossians T. Croskery Colossians 4:7-9
Christian Commendations and Salutations J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 4:7-11
Side Lights on Church Life in the Early Times G. Barlow. Colossians 4:7-11
The Sympathetic Spirit   Colossians 4:7-11
Tychicus Bp. Lightfoot. Colossians 4:7-11
Tychicus and Onesimus, the Letter Bearers A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:7-11
Value of a Comforter Bp. Taylor. Colossians 4:7-11
Christian Greeting U.R. Thomas Colossians 4:7-18
Personal Salutations and Pastoral Cares E.S. Prout Colossians 4:7-18
The Apostle's Entourage R.M.e Colossians 4:7-18
The Personal R. Findlayson Colossians 4:7-18
Onesimus H. B. Hackett, D. D. Colossians 4:9
The Excellence of Faithfulness A. Little. Colossians 4:9
The Bearers of the Epistle to the Colossians T. Croskery Colossians 4:7-9
Aristarchus A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:10-11
Co-Operation in Work for Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Colossians 4:10-11
Greetings from Three Loyal Friends of the Apostle T. Croskery Colossians 4:10, 11
How Christians May Comfort Others H. W. Beecher. Colossians 4:10-11
Jesus Which is Called Justus A. Maclaren, D. D.) Colossians 4:10-11
Marcus J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 4:10-11
The Power of Combination Scientific Illustrations Colossians 4:10-11
The Salutations Bishop Davenant. Colossians 4:10-11
Valise of a Faithful Friend   Colossians 4:10-11
Who are of the Circumcision C. H. Spurgeon.) Colossians 4:10-11
Colossians Iv. 12, 13 St. Chrysostom Colossians 4:12
All the Will of God J. Daille. Colossians 4:12-13
Christian Perfection N. Byfield. Colossians 4:12-13
Fervent Labour in Prayer T. Brooks. Colossians 4:12-13
Fervent Zeal Milner., Watson., Milner. Colossians 4:12-13
Laodicea Bishop Lightfoot. Colossians 4:12-13
Prayer the Noblest Form of Work Canon Liddon. Colossians 4:12-13
Standing in Perfectness D. G. Watt, M. A. Colossians 4:12-13
The Ministry of Epaphras T. Jackson. Colossians 4:12-13
The Nature of Zeal E. Garbett, M. A. Colossians 4:12-13
The Power of Prayer A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:12-13
The Sympathy of Christianity J. Parker, D. D. Colossians 4:12-13
The Value of Intercessory Prayer J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 4:12-13
Greetings from Three Gentile Friends of the Apostle T. Croskery Colossians 4:12-14
Demas A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:14
Luke and Demas G. T. Coster., A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:14
Luke the Beloved Physician Dean Howson. Colossians 4:14
Luke the Beloved Physician The Preacher's Monthly. Colossians 4:14
Religion and the Medical Profession J. Leyburn, D. D. Colossians 4:14
The Importance of Religion to the Study and Practice of Medicine J. Sherman. Colossians 4:14
A Friendly Exchange W.F. Adneney Colossians 4:16
General Reading of Scripture Allowed Bishop D. Wilson., A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:16
The Epistles a Common Means of Edification J. Spence, D. D. Colossians 4:16
Archippus and His Ministry A. Maclaren, D. D. Colossians 4:17
Ministers Must Look to Christ Their Master for Direction   Colossians 4:17
The Christian Ministry G. Barlow. Colossians 4:17
The Ministry of Archippus G. Barlow. Colossians 4:17
Autograph Salutation T. Croskery Colossians 4:18
Bonds no Hindrance to Happiness W. M. Taylor, D. D. Colossians 4:18
Bonds Worn for Christ W. M. Taylor, D. D. Colossians 4:18
Chains J. Ogle. Colossians 4:18
Remember My Bonds W.F. Adneney Colossians 4:18
The Limitations of Life W. M. Taylor, D. D. Colossians 4:18
Words of Farewell G. Barlow. Colossians 4:18



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