Bible Study - February 1st, 2011

Collosians Bible Study Chapter 4

1. What are the six commands Paul provides the Colossians in the first six verses of Colossians Chapter 4?

2.  What do you feel it means to be devoted to prayer?  How do you express that in your life? Verse 2

3.  If Paul was in chains for proclaiming the Gospel, how should we feel about Christ when bad things happen to us?   Verse 3

4.  How could you be wise and make the most of every opportunity with outsiders? Who are outsiders?  Give some examples of how this is or isn't being done today. Verse 5

5.  What does it mean to have your conversation seasoned with salt?  Give an example.  Verse 6

6.  Verses 2 and 3 seem to reflect our private time before the Lord and verses 5 and 6 our public life, explain.

7. List the 11 people named in Colossians Chapter 4 verses 7-17. What are 5 different reasons they are mentioned?

8.  What do you learn of Tychicus from the following verses?  Make an application of his life to your life.
  • Acts 20:4
  • Ephesisans 6:21
  • Colossians 4:7-8
  • Titus 3:12
9. Who is Onesimus?  Verse, 9  (See Philemon 10-17)

10. What do we learn of Mark, the cousin of Barnabus from the following verses? After studying these verses, explain why Paul exhorts the Colossians to welcome Mark.  Make an application to your life.
  • Acts 12:11-12
  • Acts 13:2-5
  • Acts 13:13
  • Acts 15:36-40
  • 2 Timothy 4:11
  • 1 Peter 5:13
11. What is learned of Demas by studying the following II Timothy 4:9-11?  Verse 14

12 . Some have supposed that Archippus was delinquent in his duties as a Christian leader because he is exhorted by Paul to complete the work he had received from the Lord in Colossians Chapter 4 verse 4. Others say he was simply being encouraged to persevere with all the heresy around him at Colossea.

From reading John 17:4, and 2 Timothy 4:7,8 what would be the benefit to us from completing the work God has given us?

13. Why did Paul tell the Colossians to remember his chains and that he wrote the letter with his own hand? Give an example of a Christian being in chains today?

14.  Chose ONE verse from Colossians that has added to your Spiritual Maturity. WHY?