12 August 2017

Spiritual Retreat 2017 : Let the Word of Christ Dwell Richly in You : Session 5

Spiritual Retreat 2017 : Let the Word of Christ Dwell Richly in You : Session 5

Rev Dr Charles Tan
Spiritual Retreat 2017 : Let the Word of Christ Dwell Richly in You

Message Notes


Theme: “Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You”   Colossians 3:16



Colossians 3:18- 4:1

1. Family (Colossians 3:18-21)
a) Wives
Godly submission
b) Husbands
Loving concern
c) Children
Obedience that is well-pleasing to the Lord
d) Fathers (parents)
Do not provoke the children
2. Household/ Workplace (Colossians 3:22- 4:1)
a) Slaves
i) Obey in all things
ii) Not with eye-service as men-pleasers
iii) Sincerity of the heart
iv) Fearing God
v) Work to be done heartily as to the Lord and not to men
vi) Knowing that the Lord will reward (inheritance)
vii) Serving the Lord Christ
viii) But if there is wrong-doing, there will be punishment
b) Masters
i) Give what is just and fair
ii) Knowing that there is a Master (Lord) in heaven

Colossians 4:2-6

1. In prayer (Colossians 4:2-3)
a) Giving attention
b) Perseverance
c) Vigilance (watchfulness)
d) Thanksgiving
e) Intercession
f) Special reference to the spread of the Gospel
i) An open door
ii) To make manifest the mystery of Christ
iii) To speak of the Lord


2. The Christian Walk (Colossians 4:5)
a) With reference to those in the world
b) To walk in wisdom
c) Redeeming the time
d) Speech
i) With grace
ii) With salt (“salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13)
iii) You know how you ought to answer each one (Cf. 1 Peter 3:15)

Colossians 4:7-15

1. Tychichus (Colossians 4:7-8)
a) A beloved brother
b) Faithful minister
c) Fellow servant in the Lord
i) Sent by Paul
ii) To know the circumstances of the Colossians
iii) To comfort their hearts


2. Onesimus (Colossians 4:8)
a) A faithful brother
b) And beloved
c) He was from Colossae (Cf. Epistle to Philemon)


3. Aristarchus (Colossians 4:9)
a) A fellow prisoner
b) He sent greetings to the Colossians
4. Mark (Colossians 4:10)
a) Relative of Barnabas (tr. “cousin” here)
b) He is to be welcomed (Cf. Acts 15)
5. Jesus, called Justus (Colossians 4:11)
a) He and all of the above
b) Fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision- Jews)
c) They had proved to be a comfort to Paul
6. Epaphras (Colossians 4:12-13)
a) From Colossae
b) A bondservant of Christ
c) He sent greetings (Cf. Colossians 1:7-8)
d) Always labouring fervently for the Colossians in prayer
i) That they stand complete
ii) In all the will of God
e) Paul bears witness of his great zeal
i) For those in Colossae
ii) For those in Laodicea
iii) For those in Hierapolis
f) Luke (Colossians 4:14a)
i) He was with Paul
ii) He sent greetings
g) Demas (Colossians 4:14b)
i) He was also with Paul
ii) He also sent greetings
iii) In time, he forsook Paul (Cf. 2 Timothy 4:10)
iv) He had chosen the world (Cf. 2 Timothy 4:10)

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:16-17

1. Appropriate Response (Personal)
a) Informed
b) Instructed
c) Impacted
d) Inspired
2. Appropriate Response (Church)
a) Body of Christ
b) Nourished and knit together
Grows with the increase that is from God (Colossians 2:19)