Bengel condensed more matter into a line than can be extracted from pages of other writers." John Wesley said of Bengel "I know of no commentator on the Bible equal to Bengel" and referred to him as "The great light of the Christian world." THOMAS CONSTABLE Colossians Commentary Expository Notes Hint: Click NETBible which has Net notes in the right panel as well as a tab for Constable's Notes. Addressed to a people preoccupied with legal codes and intellectual disputes.As you scroll the Bible text in the left panel, the notes are synchronized and will scroll to the same passage. Stresses not only the centrality of Christ, but also the need for Christians to live out their faith in spite of adverse economic and social conditions.
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No doubt about it -- bad dating behavior is a rampant affliction, and it's time to cure it with some common sense advice. Men and women tend to put a lot of effort into getting ready for a date, and it's nice (and flattering) to hear that all that energy paid off. Lying and stringing people along simply because you're too scared to tell them the truth is selfish and hurtful. Along the way, you will probably meet some pretty nice people. Part of the fun of dating is celebrating, comparing notes and commiserating with your friends. Don't date the kind of people who've hurt you in the past. Revealing your innermost secrets on the second date can lead to rejection. You may think you are subtle, but while you're scoping the cutie in the corner, your date will be heading for the door. Keep these details to yourself until you trust the person you're dating. It's much too soon, it's not romantic and it communicates to the other person that you're more interested in their physical characteristics than in finding out who they are. Dating someone who's married is the best way to serve yourself a heaping helping of misery, lies, deceit, sadness and heartache. If you're single, don't be a shoulder to cry on -- you deserve better.
If dating is a game, then just like any other game, there are rules you need to study, learn and follow. Yes, finding your soul mate is serious business, and it can sometimes even be a scary endeavor, but keep in mind that this is supposed to be fun. If you don't want to go on another date with someone, let them down as gently -- but firmly -- as possible. Do date only people you're attracted to, no matter what your friends say. Surround yourself with positive people who are rooting for you to succeed at love and will be there for you if/when you need emotional support. Don't call, text message or email someone you've just started seeing more than once a day unless they reply (or in the event of an emergency). Many of us are attracted to people who are bad for us, but it's important to break these patterns and seek out healthy relationships with matches who won't demean you or make you feel bad about yourself in any way. Don't be scared to open up, but remember that getting to know someone takes time, and you should let your relationship evolve. Don't check out other people when you're on a date. Extend your partner the courtesy of concentrating solely on them while you're with them. Go out and find someone who's emotionally (and legally) available to you!
Colossians Resources Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals See Disclaimer CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Overview Chart - Colossians - Charles Swindoll Another Overview Chart Colossians: Precept Ministries International Inductive Study 12 lessons -- Lesson 1 can be downloaded as Pdf (Click above link) ( Click for discussion of the value of Inductive Study) Colossians -- Do you feel incomplete?
Do you fear being deceived..do you know that what you believe is biblical?