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Colossians: A Study Guide for LIFE

Colossians: A Study Guide for LIFE

by James K. Crews


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"Yes, you can be god," promises the star studded talk show host. Not so according to God's word. This kind of mindless philosophy has been around for centuries. Paul warned the Colossian church in 60 AD about such heresy, deception and false teaching. The "new age" teaching is just as poisonous today as it was then. Mankind attempts to circumvent God's truths so they do not have to submit or feel accountable to Him. However, they lose out on the rich blessings promised in God's Son. Paul reveals the mystery hidden in ages past which has now been revealed; that is, Christ Himself. In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, and He abides in us. We are made complete in Him. Need we ask for more?
This Study Guide for LIFE directs readers through the complexities of this epistle by a three-pronged approach to explain what the text says, what it means and how to apply it to their lives. This is done by: 1) offering explanations of our current understanding of the more difficult passages; 2) asking readers questions that can be answered directly from the text to focus attention on specific aspects of the prophecy; and 3) asking probing questions that encourage readers to examine their own lives with the truths that Paul reveals. The Study Guide is appropriate for the study efforts of individuals, small groups or teachers preparing to explain this book. Whether you are a curious seeker or a professional minister, the letter to the Colossians and this Study Guide for LIFE will open your mind to the glories of Christ, and will change your heart and your conduct to be like Him.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536916829
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2016
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

James K. Crews, B-Th, MA-Th, (he prefers "Jim") is an ordained minister who has served as Bible teacher, church leader, missionary, international conference speaker and academic dean of a Bible college. He's done all those things, but that's not who he is. He's just your basic, shy analytical kind of guy who sees himself as a follower of Jesus, one who has spent his life studying God's Word and getting to know Him. He has assembled a lifetime of learning to create the Study Guides for LIFE to point believers toward Jesus so they can also know Him and make Him known.
His theology is thoroughly conservative, evangelical, charismatic and Wesleyan. His study guides strive for unity in the body of Christ and a dependency on the Scriptures rather than on denominational dogma. With theology degrees from both the Independent Assemblies of God and a conservative Baptist seminary, he presents both sides of conflicting views. His goal is to expand the readers' awareness of the issues while directing them to the Scriptures and the father-heart of God so they can develop their own understanding and conclusions.

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