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Colossians Chapter 1:1-2

To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

Colossians 1:1-2
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Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
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To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  1. Who is this letter from?
    Colossians 1:1
    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
  2. Who is this letter to?
    Colossians 1:2
    To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. How does Paul greet them?
    Colossians 1:2
    To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians Chapter 1:3-8

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints.

Colossians 1:3-8
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We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
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since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints;
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because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
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which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
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as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf,
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who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.
  1. What did Paul do always for them?
    Colossians 1:3
    We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
  2. What had he heard about them?
    Colossians 1:4
    since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints;
  3. Where was their hope laid up for them?
    Colossians 1:5
    because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
  4. What had they heard?
    Colossians 1:5
    because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
  5. Who had the gospel come to?
    Colossians 1:6
    which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
  6. Where was it bringing forth fruit?
    Colossians 1:6
    which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
  7. Who had they learned it from?
    Colossians 1:7
    as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf,
  8. What had Epaphras declared about them?
    Colossians 1:8
    who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.

Colossians Chapter 1:9-14

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Colossians 1:9-14
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For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
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that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
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strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
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giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
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He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
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in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
  1. What did Paul not cease to do? What did he pray that they would be filled with?
    Colossians 1:9
    For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
  2. How would this make them walk?
    Colossians 1:10
    that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
  3. Who would they be fully pleasing to, and what would they be fruitful in?
    Colossians 1:10
    that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
  4. How would they be strengthened? What would this produce in them?
    Colossians 1:11
    strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
  5. What has the Father qualified us to be partakers of?
    Colossians 1:12
    giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
  6. What has He delivered us from and conveyed us into?
    Colossians 1:13
    He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
  7. How, and through whom, do we have redemption?
    Colossians 1:14
    in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians Chapter 1:15-18

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Colossians 1:15-18
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He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
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For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
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And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
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And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
  1. What is Jesus the image of?
    Colossians 1:15
    He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
  2. What is He the firstborn over?
    Colossians 1:15
    He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
  3. What was created by Jesus? Who were they created for?
    Colossians 1:16
    For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
  4. What is He before? In whom do all things consist (hold together)?
    Colossians 1:17
    And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
  5. What is He the Head of? What is His body? In what things will Jesus have first place (preeminence)?
    Colossians 1:18
    And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Colossians Chapter 1:19-20

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.

Colossians 1:19-20
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For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,
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and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
  1. What pleased the Father?
    Colossians 1:19
    For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,
  2. What are the things will He reconcile to Himself?
    Colossians 1:20
    and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Colossians Chapter 1:21-23

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds.

Colossians 1:21-23
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And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
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in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight;
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if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
  1. How were we once alienated from Him?
    Colossians 1:21
    And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
    Colossians 1:22
    in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight;
  2. What has He now done in the body of His flesh?
    Colossians 1:21
    And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
    Colossians 1:22
    in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight;
  3. How will He present us?
    Colossians 1:21
    And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
    Colossians 1:22
    in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight;
  4. For this to happen, what must we continue in?
    Colossians 1:23
    if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Colossians Chapter 1:24-29

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Colossians 1:24-29
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I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
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of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
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the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
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To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
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Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
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To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.
  1. What did Paul rejoice in for them?
    Colossians 1:24
    I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
  2. What was lacking? What is His body?
    Colossians 1:24
    I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
  3. How did Paul receive this stewardship?
    Colossians 1:25
    of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
  4. What would Paul fulfill?
    Colossians 1:25
    of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
  5. When had the mystery been hidden?
    Colossians 1:26
    the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
  6. When had it been revealed?
    Colossians 1:26
    the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
  7. What did God will to make know?
    Colossians 1:27
    To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  8. What are the riches of the glory of this mystery?
    Colossians 1:27
    To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  9. What is the hope of glory?
    Colossians 1:27
    To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  10. How was Paul warning every man?
    Colossians 1:28
    Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
  11. How did he want to present every man?
    Colossians 1:28
    Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
  12. How did he labor to do this?
    Colossians 1:29
    To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.