Author: Ron Graham

Seven Ems of Understanding

The Seven Ems
—of Spiritual Understanding

ems A study series based in Paul’s letter to the Colossians. It examines seven basic elements of the enlightening gospel and its ministry. Each topic starts with the letter M.

arrow chart Seven Ems ChartA study of what the letter to Colossae contributes to the basic understanding of Christ, so essential to true spiritual enlightenment.


arrow The MessiahThese few verses (Colossians 1:12-20) contain one of the most comprehensive yet concise descriptions of Christ in all the Bible.


arrow The Mission of His ChurchUnderstanding the Mission of the church is nearly as important as understanding the Messiah himself. Has his great commission been fulfilled in the 21st Century as it was in the 1st Century?


arrow The Message of His GospelPaul worried that the Colossians would abandon his teaching and become captives of false doctrines and commandments. How do we distinguish truth from the many false messages in the world?


arrow The Ministry of His GospelWhen we talk of ministers in the church, we should always think of servants. Service was a strong characteristic of the ministry of Paul.


arrow The Method of His EvangelistsIn Colossians 4:3-6 Paul mentions the most important elements of the method by which he went about fulfilling his ministry to preach the message of Christ.


arrow The Membership of His ChurchHow great a privilege it is to be a member of the church whose Head is Christ. This lesson marries that fact with comments by Paul in Colossians 3:8-17.


arrow Understanding MyselfIn three places in Colossians, Paul makes key statements about who and what human beings like you and me can be if we yield to God’s will.


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