Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's "Later New Testament Epistles"
Colossians

SUMMARY OUTLINE

 

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BY THE AUTHOR
Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1968

SUMMARY OUTLINE (Ironside)

  1. THE DOCTRINAL PORTION 1:1-3:4

    1. Introduction 1:1-14

    2. The supreme dignity and glory and unapproachable pre-eminence of the Lord Jesus Christ 1:15-29

      1. The twofold headship of Christ 1:15-19 (over the old and new creation)

      2. The twofold reconciliation 1:20 - 22 (of the universe and of believers)

      3. The twofold ministry of the present age 1:23-29 C. Christ, the true wisdom --the antidote for all heresy and error 2

    3. Christ, the true wisdom--the antidote for gnosticism and all agnostic philosophy 2:1-10

      1. Christ, the antidote for Jewish legality 2:11-17

      2. Christ, the antidote for oriental mysticism 2:18-19

      3. Christ, the antidote for carnal asceticism 2:20-23 D. Christ, the believer's life and object 3:1-4

         

  2. THE EXHORTATIONAL PORTION 3:5-4:18

    1. Practical holiness by conformity to Christ 3:5-17

    2. Natural relationships sanctified 3:18-4:1

    3. Closing exhortations 4:2-6 (prayer and propriety)

    4. Closing salutations 4:7-18



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