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Lessons from Colossians - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Colossians 1:2) Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae is especially instructive to those who would seek a close relationship with the Lord Jesus. Chapter 1 provides a...
Epaphras - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... servant” and “a faithful minister of Christ” (Colossians 1:7), as well as “a servant of Christ” (Colossians 4:12). He had been a member of the church at Colosse (“one of you,” 4:12) and had eventually become...
Jesus Christ: Past, Present, Future - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... Christ is also presented in the magnificent testimony of Colossians 1:16–20: Past work: “By Him were all things created” (Colossians 1:16). Present work: “By Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:17). Future work:...
Shadowy Things - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” (Colossians 2:16-17) The closing verses of Colossians 2 contain a litany of holidays and regulations that were plaguing the newly formed New Testament church. Essentially, any other...
Position and Condition - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God" (Colossians 3:1). Christians have a glorious position before God. As our text indicates, God has in effect already "raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places...
Godly Examples - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.” (Colossians 4:15) The pastoral epistles, which included the letter to the church at Colossae, were written during Paul’s imprisonment in Rome approximately 60 through 62 A.D....
The True Charisma - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16). One of the words which has come into wide use (actually misuse) in our generation is the word “charisma,” along with its derivative...
Order and Steadfastness - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.” (Colossians 2:5) Apparently, the church at Colossae had a reputation for structure. No doubt godly elders kept vigilance on their behalf. Perhaps they were guided by the clear rules...
Philosophy And Vain Deceit - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Colossians 2:8). It is bound to be significant that, in the only place where the Scriptures even mention philosophy, we are warned to beware of it! Likewise, the only philosophers...
Holidays - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days" (Colossians 2:16). This is the only verse in the New Testament that has any reference to holidays (at one time considered "holy days"). However, the Greek word so translated...
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