NextLevel Online: Colossians

Session 1: Approaching Colossians (1:1-2)

Why Colossians? When and why did Paul write Colossians?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • Why Colossians?

  • When and why Paul wrote Colossians?

Colossians 1:1-2

  • “grace and peace”

  • Everything Paul touches turns to…

  • Every worldview has two things. Paul gives is his:

    • Goal:

    • Means:

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • What is the most important letter you have ever written or received? What makes it stand out?

  • What role has Colossians played in the shaping of your faith up to this point (that you are aware of)?

  • Generally speaking, what do you expect from studying the Bible? What do you want from this study of Colossians?

  • What do you know about Paul coming into this study? What is the significance of him being an “Apostle”?

  • When you read the “grace and peace” line in Paul’s letters, how often do you slow down and think through what he’s saying? What are we missing when we fail to take a close look?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.