Let no man despise thy youth; but be though an example of the believers; in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
I Timothy 4:12, 13
Read: Colossians 4:7-18
1. Verses that list names and salutations may seem uninteresting or unimportant to us, but the Lord has included them in Scripture. Read II Timothy 3:16. Use it to explain why we should study the lists of names and salutations, including Colossians 4:7-18.
2. What light do the following verses shed as to why these people and salutations concerning them are listed in the Scripture? I Timothy 4:12; I Corinthians 10:11
3. Even though the names of the saints (all who have trusted in Jesus for salvation) who came after the time of the apostles are not given in the Bible, who has recorded their names and their deeds? II Corinthians 5:9-11
4. What was Tychicus’ errand? v v 7, 8
From verses 7, 8, list 4 things about Tychicus that give us an example of what the believer should be?
5. From the following verses share more information about Tychicus. Acts 20:1, 4, 5
Ephesians 6:21 ( Hint: use the name of each letter Paul wrote to help answer the question)
II Timothy 4:12
6. What does Paul tell us about Onesimus in verse 9?
What had Onesimus been and done in the past? Philemon 11, 15, 18, 19
How was Onesimus now different and why? Philemon 9, 10, 13, 16
7. What is the example of Aristarchus? v 10
What else is known of Aristarchus? Acts 19:28, 29
Acts 27:1, 2
Philemon 23, 24
8. Who else is mentioned along with Aristarchus in v 10?
What does the Scripture tell us concerning this man? Acts 13:13
Acts 12:11, 12
II Timothy 4:6, 9, 11
I Peter 5:13
9. Who else is listed in verse 11, and what is known about him?
10. What example does Epaphras, who is with Paul at this time, set for us? v v 12, 13
11. Explain what is meant by “laboring fervently for you in prayer?”
12. The letter is written to the Colossians, and Epaphras is called “one of them,” what does this tell us about him?
13. Use the following Scripture to give a description of Luke and the work he did for the Lord. Colossians 4:14
Luke 1:1-4, along with the name of this book.
Acts 1:1, and using Luke 1:1 to name of the author of this book.
II Timothy 4:6, 11
14. We see that Demas is also with Paul at this time. What do we learn of Demas at a later time? II Timothy 4:10
15. Find some Scripture that warns each who profess a trust in Christ of the danger of loving this present world.
16. What is the benefit to the Laodiceans of having this letter read in their church, though it was written to the Colossians and not to them directly as required in verse 16?
17. Was the warning and teaching of Paul faithfully taught and followed at the Laodicean church in the years to come? Revelation 1:1-5; 3:14-22 Explain.
18. What can be learned of Archippus in Philemon 1, 2?
19. How do we know that Archippus has in some way strayed from his office of service to the Lord? v 17
20 We therefore see a contrast in the life of Archippus between the time of the letter to Philemon and the letter to the Colossians. How can this warning to Archppus be applied to each of our lives as servants of the Lord Jesus Christ? Also see I Corinthians 10:11-13
21. How does Paul end this letter? V 18