Tag Archives: biblical exegesis

Church Ruled by Christ: Colossians 3:13

[ESV] Colossians 3:13. bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Paul followed the exhortation by an external application of the five internal qualities to one’s life in relation to others: “bearing with one another and, if […]

Church Ruled by Christ: Colossians 3:12

The first four verses of the passage are focused on the internal surrender to Christ’s Lordship while directing Christians towards external applications. [ESV] Colossians 3:12. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, The passage begins in verse twelve with an exhortation to “[p]ut on then, […]

Church Ruled by Christ: Biblical Context

The Scriptures do not consist of completely independent passages. The Bible incorporates many passages on a wide variety of themes, topics, and issues, and none of the passages stands in fundamental conflict with the others. Exegesis necessitates contextual analysis for maximum understanding and applicability. Pauline Epistles Paul communicated with Christian churches throughout his near world. […]

Church Ruled by Christ: Historical Context

Sound biblical exegesis requires an understanding of the historical context relevant to the studied passage. Thorough analysis involves study of the history of the text itself, in terms of its author and date of origination, and of the socio-economic and religious culture and specific circumstances of the people connected to the text. Authorship and Dating […]

Church Ruled by Christ: Introduction

Over the next several days I’ll be posting an exegetical study of Colossians 3:12-17. I’ll address the historical and biblical contexts of the passage, but the focus will be on the word/grammar study of the verses. Sooner or later I’ll work the essay into a more laid-back devotional. Why study this passage? Christians struggle with […]