Colossians Chapter 1


Colossians Chapter 1 - This is the first of four weekly Bible studies on the Book of Colossians.  In this study we will see the supremacy of Jesus Christ, the greatness of His reconciliation between mankind and God Almighty, and the great example of the Apostle Paul in his sacrificial service for the Lord.


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Daily Study Questions


Day One


1. According to the first three verses of Colossians Chapter 1, answer the following questions:

  • Who wrote the book?
  • Who was with the author?
  • To whom was the book written?

2. What 2 reasons are given for the author to thank God for the Colossians in verse 4?

3. Who previously taught the Colossians the truth of the Gospel?


Day Two


1. From Colossians Chapter 1 verses 9, 10, and 11, list the things that Paul is praying will happen.

2. List the things God has accomplished on your behalf through Christ Jesus from Colossians Chapter 1 verses 12, 13, and 14.


Day Three


1. List the attributes of Jesus Christ from Colossians Chapter 1 verses 15, 16, 17, and 18.

2. Have you ever wondered what Jesus Christ may have looked like? What do you imagine when you think of him? How do you see him in your mind?


Day Four


1. From Colossians Chapter 1 verses 21 and 22 identify what your condition was before and after you were reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.

2. Why is God or Jesus Christ represented by light and evil or Satan represented by darkness? How are these symbols helpful to our understanding and an accurate representation of the truth?


Day Five



1. Where was the town or city of Colosse?

2. What is meant in verse 24 where Paul states that he “. . . fills up his flesh what is still lacking in Christ’s afflictions?”


Day Six


1. What is the mystery mentioned in verse 26 that was hidden for ages and generations?

2. Why was it necessary for God to hide the mystery?


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