Scripture Readings - Colossians

Colossians
This letter was written in the early 60’s while Paul was in prison (4:3,10,18) at about the same time as the letter to the Ephesians (with which it has many similarities). The purpose was to correct erroneous speculations which had arisen because of the activities of certain false teachers (perhaps Gnostics), who claimed to possess superior knowledge of divine matters (2:18), advocated a mixture of ascetical and ritual practices (2:16,20-23) which had certain Jewish parallels, as well as connections with Greek philosophic speculation and oriental mysticism.
The letter is divided into two parts: 1) a doctrinal section in which the supremacy of Christ in the cosmos, in the Church and in the individual is stressed (1:1-3:4) and 2) practical exhortations (3:5-4:18) in which the ascetical and legalistic tendencies are counteracted by a spiritual morality and social ethic bound together by Christian love.

Reading Read Time Hit Count
Colossians 1:1-3; 7-11 (21th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3858
Colossians 1:3-6 (31st Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4127
Colossians 1:18-23 (21th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4149
Colossians 1:24-29 (21 Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4237
Colossians 2:1-7 (21th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 4123
Colossians 2:8-12 (Circumcision) 1 min 5053
Colossians 2:13-20 (22nd Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 4346
Colossians 2:20-23; 3:1-3 (22nd Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4418
Colossians 3:4-11 (2 Sundays before the Nativity) 1 min 6062
Colossians 3:4-11 (29th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4311
Colossians 3:12-16 (30th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 5038
Colossians 3:17-25; 4:1 (22nd Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4136
Colossians 4:2-9 (22nd Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4092
Colossians 4:5-9, 14, 18 (Apostle Luke) 1 min 3930
Colossians 4:10-18 (22nd Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 3900
Colossians 5:1-10 (22nd Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 2593