Category Archives: Colossians

Colossians: Further on the Instrumental Music Question (In Reply to Alexander), Part 2

Alexander wrote, I would never call it sinful to use intruments in worship. But I call it inconsistent with the idea of Restoration. If we strive for unity through going back to the “Ancient Order of Things”, a-capella worship (to … Continue reading

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Colossians: Further on the Instrumental Music Question (In Reply to Alexander), Part 1

Alexander wrote, I would never call it sinful to use instruments in worship. But I call it inconsistent with the idea of Restoration. If we strive for unity through going back to the “Ancient Order of Things”, a-capella worship (to … Continue reading

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Colossians: The Instrumental Music Question, Part 2

The text Now, I guess it’s time for Colossians — (Col 3:12-16 ESV) 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,  13 bearing with one another and, if one has … Continue reading

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Colossians: The Instrumental Music Question, Part 1

We’ve covered instrumental music countless times on this blog, and long-time readers may well be tired of the question. But Col 3:16 is next up for the class I’m teaching, and  this will be a lesson taught in just for … Continue reading

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Colossians 2:16-23, Part 2

(Col 2:16 ESV)  16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. The false teaching Paul preaches against has the ability to … Continue reading

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Colossians 2:16-23, Part 1

(Col 2:16-23 ESV)  16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.  17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but … Continue reading

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Colossians 2:15

(Col 2:15 ESV) 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. Recall the context. V. 14 vividly speaks of God nailing our indebtedness to him to the cross. V. 15 continues … Continue reading

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Colossians 2:9-14

You’ll notice that I’ve skipped a few verses. I meant to. This was supposed to be a one-quarter series of classes, and I’m two months into and haven’t even finished chapter 1. It’s time to make some hard choices. (Col 2:8 ESV)  … Continue reading

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Colossians: 1:24-29

(Col 1:24-26 ESV) 24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,  25 of which I became … Continue reading

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Colossians: 1:18 – 23

(Col 1:18-20 ESV) 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.  19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to … Continue reading

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