The Letter to the Colossians
Near the end of his life the Apostle Paul had been detained by the Roman government and was being held under house arrest. At that time the emperor was arrest until he was executed in the year 64AD.
Paul’s letter to the church in Colossi was written during this difficult period in his life. Because of his failing eyesight, the letter was dictated to a scribe. In this letter, Paul explains some of the practical implications of our relationship to Christ. He encourages his readers to enter more fully into the new life they have been given in Christ.
You are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings for a time of informal discussion and fellowship as together we explore passages of scripture. We meet in the parish library from 10:30 am to noon.
Session One January 7 Colossians 1:1-20 Rescued from the ruling force of darkness
Session Two January 14 Colossians 1:21 – 2:5 Christ among you, your hope of glory
Session Three January 21 Colossians 2:6-23 You received Jesus as Lord and Christ
Session Four January 28 Colossians 3: 1 – 4:1 May the peace of Christ reign in your hearts
Session Five February 4 Colossians 4: 2 -18 Personal greetings from Paul
Session Six February 11 Review of the epistle and sharing personal insights and blessings