CROSSPOINTE OUTLINE OF COLOSSIANS

(Adapted from the work of Dr. Curtis Vaughan)

Introduction (1:1-14)

 

1.      Salutation (1-2)

 

2.      Prayer of Thanksgiving (3-8)

 

3.      Prayer of Petition (9-14)

 

I.   The Supremacy of Christ (1:15-23)

 

1.      The scope of the supremacy of Christ (15-18)

 

2.      The basis of the supremacy of Christ (19-23)

 

II.  The Ministry of Paul (1:24-2:7)

 

1.      It is a ministry of suffering (24)

 

2.      It is a ministry of preaching (25-29)

 

3.      It is a ministry of intercession (2:1-5)

 

4.      It is a ministry of exhortation (2:6-7)

 

III. The Sufficiency of Christ (2:8-23)

 

1.      Three great affirmations (9-15)

 

2.      Warnings based on Christ’s sufficiency (8, 16-24)

 

IV. The Life of the Christian (3:1-4:6)

 

1.      Seek and set your minds on things above (3:1-4)

 

2.      Slay and put away the vices of the old nature (3:5-11)

 

3.      Put on the virtues of the new nature (3:12-17)

 

4.      Behave becomingly in family relationships (3:18-4:1)

 

5.      Be faithful in religious duties (4:2-6)

 

Conclusion (4:7-18)

 

1.      Commendations (7-9)

 

2.      Greetings (10-15)

 

3.      Instructions (16-17)

 

4.      Benediction (18)

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