Colossians & Philemon, By N. T. Wright
Colossians & Philemon
  • Length: 62 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Published: June 09, 2009
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 2192
  • ISBN: 9780830821921

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Paul must often have felt like a mother duck guiding her ducklings to safety. He had seen the enthusiasm of the Colossian Christians but knew they had no idea of the dangers they would face. Longing for them to continue growing in faith, Paul--now stuck in prison--wrote to his young flock, affirming them, warning them of hazards and pointing them to King Jesus, the supreme one who was with them and at work in them. These eight studies on Colossians and Philemon will similarly guide us toward maturity in King Jesus, who is still at work in his people today.

This guide by Tom Wright can be used on its own or alongside his New Testament for Everyone commentary on Colossians and Philemon. It is designed to help you understand Scripture in fresh ways under the guidance of one of the world's leading New Testament scholars. Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background and cultural information all guide you or a group more deeply into God's Word. Discover how you can participate more fully in God's kingdom.

"Tom Wright is a gift to the church today. In this series, Christians who are just learning about their faith will experience new discoveries and fresh views on life, and seasoned Bible readers will find themselves challenged to reconsider old perspectives. It deserves to be in the homes of all Christians."

Scot McKnight, author of The King Jesus Gospel


Getting the Most Out of Colossians and Philemon

Suggestions for Individual Study

Suggestions for Group Members

1 Colossians 1:1-14
The Fruit of the Gospel

2 Colossians 1:15-29
Christ Supreme

3 Colossians 2:1-7
God's Treasure Revealed

4 Colossians 2:8--3:4
Complete in Christ

5 Colossians 3:5-17
Old Clothes, New Clothes

6 Colossians 3:18--4:1
The Christian Household

7 Colossians 4:2-18
Together in Prayer

8 Philemon
Gracious Persuasion

Guidelines for Leaders


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N. T. Wright

N. T. Wright is a prolific author, respected theologian, and former church minister. His books include Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and the N. T. Wright For Everyone Bible Study Guides.