The Epistles of Philippians and Colossians: Joy and Completeness in Christ

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ARE CHRISTIANS REALLY DIFFERENT THAN ANYONE ELSE?

WHAT DOES A REAL CHRISTIAN LOOK LIKE? What is Christianity really all about? Paul's letter to the Philippians and Colossians answer these ponderings through their unique emphasis on practical Christian living. These books present the basic beliefs of the Christians are to make those truths the foundation of everything they think and everything they do.

In Philippians, Dr. Gromacki uses Paul's ...

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Overview

ARE CHRISTIANS REALLY DIFFERENT THAN ANYONE ELSE?

WHAT DOES A REAL CHRISTIAN LOOK LIKE? What is Christianity really all about? Paul's letter to the Philippians and Colossians answer these ponderings through their unique emphasis on practical Christian living. These books present the basic beliefs of the Christians are to make those truths the foundation of everything they think and everything they do.

In Philippians, Dr. Gromacki uses Paul's teaching to show Christians how they should conduct themselves in times of suffering, in witnessing for Christ, in preserving unity, in overcoming anxiety, in imitating Christ, and in cultivating joy and peace in their lives.

In Colossians, Dr. Gromacki explains how Paul sets forth the sovereignty of Jesus Christ over all creation and the church, and in particular, over every individual person. The reader is brought face to face with the majesty and glory of Christ, and challenged to throw aside other worldviews and philosophies in order to live in holiness before the Lord.

In both these epistles, Paul seeks to turn the attention of believers away from their old, sinful lifestyle to newness in Christ. Believers are challenged to grab hold of the righteousness that is accredited by faith, that might know Christ, "and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death."

 

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Meet the Author

ROBERT GROMACKI is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bible and Greek at Cedarville University, where he has taught for more than forty years. Outside of his ministry at Cedarville, he is perhaps best know for his New testament Survey, a major textbook in colleges and seminaries throughout the United States. His other publications include The Virgin Birth, Salvation is forever, and The Holy Spirit, a part of the Swindoll Leadership Library Series. Dr.Gromacki received Th.M from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Th.D from Grace Theological Seminary. For the last several years, Dr.Gromacki has served as pastor of Grace Community Church in Washington Court House, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

I. JOY IN CHRIST: THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS

1.   Background of Philippians                        3

2.   Openings Remarks                                  11

      Philippians 1:1-2

3.    The Prayer                                              19

      Philippians 1:3-11

4.   The Opportunities of Obstacles               29

     Philippians 1:12-19

5.  The Blessings of Life and Death               37

     Philippians 1:20-26

6.  The Challenge to the Church                    45

     Philippians  1;27   2:4

7.  The Humiliation and Exaltation of Christ   53             

     Philippians 2:5-11

8.  The Marks of Humble Service                   61

     Philippians  2:12-16

9.   The Three Examples of Humility              69

     Philippians 2:17-30 

10.The Danger of Legalism                            77

      Philippians 3:1-6

11. The Joy of Salvation                                 83

      Philippians 3:7-14

12. The Joy of Maturity                                  93 

     Philippians 3:15-21

13.  The Joy of Peace                                  101

     Philippians 4:1-9

14.  The Joy of Financial Provision              111

     Philippians 4:10-23

 

II COMPLETENESS IN CHRIST: THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS

15.  Background of Colossians                    121

16.  The Giving of Thanks                            127

    Colossians 1:1-8

17.  The Worthy Walk                                   135

     Colossians 1:9-13

18. The Exaltation of Christ                         143

     Colossians 1:14-18

19. The Work of God and Man                    153

    Colossians  1:19-29

20.  The Means of Perfection                       165

     Colossians 2:1-8

21.  The Identification with Christ                175

     Colossians 2:9-15

22.  The Contrast in Doctrine                      185

     Colossians 2:16    3:4

23.  The Change in Behavior                      195

     Colossians 3:5-17

24.  The Responsibilities of Believers       207

     Colossians 3:18    4:6

25.   The Blessings of Friends                    219

     Colossians 4:7-18

 

     Bibliography                                           229

     Notes                                                      231

 

 

 

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