November 30, 2003
The Christian view of family duties.
The family is the foundation of society - “If the foundations
be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” - Ps. 11:3
The degree of honor & reverence in which the family is held
in any society determines the degree of soundness in its
v. 5 - “mortify” implies that sin is not to be allowed to die out
itself - we must kill it!
Sins against ones body - study closely Proverbs 5-7.
I Cor. 6:18-20 - an
especial insult and outrage to the
God said of Abraham - Gen. 18:17-19
The secret of America’s strength - maintenance of family
discipline formed the character with extraordinary vigor
This is why evil people and evil organizations are against
the Bible and its teachings - like Cain - their works are
evil and their brothers righteous.
Obsession with sexuality and perversion its perversion
not only has created people who “make love, not war”
but has made men more effeminate - a la - the feminine
behavior associated with homosexuality!
v. 18 - “wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands,
as it is fit in the Lord”
v. 19 - “husbands, love your wives”
v. 20 - There is something especially pleasing in the
behavior of a lovingly obedient child that wins
favor with “God & man” - Luke 2:52
v. 21 - abuse of parental authority which teaches the
child to look on his father as an enemy, rather
than a friend.
In place of this, discipline and admonition of the Lord
are recommended. Eph. 6:4
v. 23 - The spirit that should pervade the work place.
Eph. 6:6 - put your soul into it - your best individual powers
“knowing” - there is a Master who will recompense you if
your earthly masters never do!
v.1 - “knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven”
The Lordship of Christ dominates this epistle - preeminence
in creation, redemption, the church and every believer.
equity - the mother of justice
v. 2 - Exhortation to prayer and thankfulness
v. 5 - “buying up each opportunity” -
Think of Wasted time???
John 9:4 - “I must work the works of Him that sent
me, while it is day: the night cometh when
no man can work”
125 pages of commentary on chapters 2 & 3!
209 pages on first three chapters of Colossians!
Apparently, Christ was not preeminent in the Laodicean
Laodecia mentioned - vs. 13,15,16
Matt. 24:5:6-14 - I submit to you that we are living in the
days of which Jesus spoke.
II Thess. 2:3, 9-12 - a great falling away - known as apostasy
Errant philosophy killed the churches of Colosse and Laodecia