Valley Bible Church's Sermon Notes on The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians


The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians (2003)


A. Doctrinal: Thinking Rightly (1:1-2:23)

1. Grounding the church in truth (1:1-1:29)

a. The prayer of Paul (1:1-12)

b. The person of Christ (1:13-18)

c. The work of Christ (1:19-23)

d. The church of Christ (1:24-29)

2. Guarding the church from error (2:1-2:23)

a. Let no one delude you (2:1-7)

b. Let no one deceive you (2:8-15)

c. Let no one defraud you (2:16-23)


B. Practical: Living Rightly (3:1-4:18)

1. Growing the church in our relationship with God (3:1-3:17)

a. Pursuing God with our heart and mind (3:1-4)

b. Pursing God with our will (3:5-17)

1) What we should put aside (3:5-11)

2) What we should put on (3:12-17)

2. Guiding the church in our relationship with others (3:18-4:18)

a. Pursuing God in our family (3:18-21)

b. Pursuing God in our work (3:22-4:1)

c. Pursuing God in our world (4:2-6)

d. Pursuing God in our church (4:7-18)