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Questions about the Book of Colossians

The book of Colossians is the twelfth book of the New Testament. This epistle to the Colossians was like the letters to the Ephesians and Philippians and was written in Rome during Paul’s first imprisonment. Colosse, about one-hundred miles East of Ephesus, had never been visited by the Apostle. The church there may have been founded by Epaphras; who with many others, had probably been converted during Paul’s three-year ministry in Ephesus. This Epistle can be divided into four parts: 1) The Apostle’s prayer for the Colossian Christians. 2) The pre-eminent glory of Christ. 3) The Apostle’s concern for the Church at Colosse. 4) Some Characteristics of the abundant life of the Christian. The author of this book is Paul. Listed below are questions on the book of Colossians. These questions can be used freely for Sunday school or bible study to help all young Christians study the scriptures. My prayers are with you always and may God bless you in your studies.

Colossians Chapter 1

1) Who wrote the book of Colossians? (Colossians 1:1)

2) To whom is the epistle directed in verse two? (Colossians 1:2)

3) What would lead one to believe that Paul must have had a wide ministry of intercession? (Colossians 1:3)

4) How did the Colossians regard other believers? (Colossians 1:4)

5) What was the result of the gospel coming to the Colossians? (Colossians 1:6)

6) What was the Colossians especially noteworthy for? (Colossians 1:8)

7) What does fruitfulness unto the Lord bring with it? (Colossians 1:10)

8) By whose power is the believer strengthened? (Colossians 1:11)

9) How does divine power enable the Christian to react to testing and tribulation? (Colossians 1:11)

10) If one has been empowered of God, what will he always remember? (Colossians 1:12)

11) To whom can we give the credit for preparing us to accept the inheritance of eternal life? (Colossians 1:12)

12) What is the special blessing of the saints in this verse? (Colossians 1:12-13)

13) What is the price of redemption that has made possible the forgiveness of our sins? (Colossians 1:14)

14) By whom has the redemptive price been paid for us? (Colossians 1:15)

15) What powers are even now subject to His authority? (Colossians 1:16)

16) What is said about the existence of Jesus Christ before creation? (Colossians 1:17)

17) Why is Jesus Christ entitled to preeminence as the Head of the Church? (Colossians 1:18)

18) What is the Father’s design from all eternity concerning Jesus Christ? (Colossians 1:19)

19) Why do we have to “make our peace with God”? (Colossians 1:20)

20) How does alienation of rational powers and enmity of heart toward God usually express itself? (Colossians 1:21)

21) What was needed, in addition to the perfect humanity of Christ, to reconcile us to God? (Colossians 1:22)

22) What standing before God does one posses who has been united to Christ through the new birth? (Colossians 1:22)

23) What was the mystery that was long hidden, but now is made known? (Colossians 1:26-27)

24) When will the believer be perfect in this verse? (Colossians 1:28)

25) What did Paul desire always to have as the motivating power of his labors? (Colossians 1:29)

Colossians Chapter 2

1) What church especially did Paul have a great burden of prayer for? (Colossians 2:1)

2) Who else was included on Paul’s prayer list? (Colossians 2:1)

3) Can you state what may be the uppermost desire of every minister for the church? (Colossians 2:2)

4) Where the treasury of divine wisdom shall be found? (Colossians 2:3)

5) What is the cause of many being led astray from the path of divine truth? (Colossians 2:4)

6) How is one to demonstrate his Christian faith? (Colossians 2:6)

7) What is an important accompaniment to an established faith? (Colossians 2:7)

8) How are many fine people kept from attaining eternal life? (Colossians 2:8)

9) What word used here proves that Jesus Christ, not only is the Son of God, but God the Son? (Colossians 2:9)

10) When does one get this spiritual circumcision? (Colossians 2:12)

11) What does Christian baptism speak symbolically of? (Colossians 2:12)

12) How does one become aware of the character and claims of God? (Colossians 2:13)

13) What does forgiveness, based on Christ’s redemptive work, actually imply? (Colossians 2:14)

14) While evil powers made a show of Christ in His humiliation and sufferings, what did He do by rising from the dead? (Colossians 2:15)

15) What did these Old Testament regulations point to in this verse? (Colossians 2:17)

16) If we are members of the Body of Christ, in whom must our spiritual life center? (Colossians 2:19)

17) If we, with Christ, are dead to the law, from what should we consider ourselves free? (Colossians 2:20-22)

Colossians Chapter 3

1) What is the argument for the Christian seeking the things above? (Colossians 3:1)

2) When one has appropriated these facts regarding his identification with Christ, of what can he be assured? (Colossians 3:3)

3) Until what time the believer’s security is wholly in Christ’s hands? (Colossians 3:4)

4) Why should every Christian seek to be free of the habits that characterize unsaved people? (Colossians 3:6)

5) To what is the old nature or old man compared in this verse? (Colossians 3:9)

6) What is the logical result of relating one’s self to the Christ of heavenly places? (Colossians 3:10)

7) What is said about one’s racial background as being a qualification for this renewing work of the Spirit? (Colossians 3:11)

8) What is to become of those who are the elect of God? (Colossians 3:12-13)

9) What is the great bond, or preservative force, of Christian character? (Colossians 3:14)

10) How should the hymns be sung only in this verse? (Colossians 3:16)

11) What is the arrangement, divinely appointed, as to headship in the Christian family? (Colossians 3:18)

12) How can a husband demonstrate his inferiority? (Colossians 3:19)

13) When is a Christian’s work poorly done? (Colossians 3:23)

14) To whom is our smallest work rendered in the final analysis? (Colossians 3:24)

Colossians Chapter 4

1) What consideration will any Christian employer show those who serve his interests? (Colossians 4:1)

2) What is Paul’s parting counsel for all of us? (Colossians 4:2)

3) What was the urgent prayer request that they were to share? (Colossians 4:3)

4) Who were the Colossian Christians to pray for in this verse? (Colossians 4:3)

5) How were the Christians to redeem the time? (Colossians 4:5)

6) How did Paul describe his beloved brother Tychicus in this verse? (Colossians 4:7)

7) What did Paul say about Aristarchus, one of his fellow prisoners? (Colossians 4:10)

8) In what way may Christians be of help to one another? (Colossians 4:11)

9) What does Paul say Epaphras, a servant of Christ, is always laboring fervently for in this verse? (Colossians 4:12)

10) Where did the early congregations often meet? (Colossians 4:15)

11) Who also was this letter to be read to? (Colossians 4:16)

12) From whom do Christians receive their ministries? (Colossians 4:17)

13) Where was Paul when he wrote this letter? (Colossians 4:18)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and under standing of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose