Author: Ron Graham
The Seven Ems
—of Spiritual Understanding
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. Tap any title next to an arrow in the list below.
➤ Seven Ems Chart —An introduction to the studies about what the letter to Colossae contributes to the basic understanding of Christ, so essential to true spiritual enlightenment.
➤ The Messiah —These few verses (Colossians 1:12-20) contain one of the most comprehensive yet concise descriptions of Christ in all the Bible.
➤ The Mission of His Church —Understanding 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?
➤ The Message of His Gospel —Paul 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?
➤ The Ministry of His Gospel —When we talk of ministers in the church, we should always think of servants. Service was a strong characteristic of the ministry of Paul.
➤ The Method of His Evangelists —In 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.
➤ The Membership of His Church —How 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.
c Understanding Myself —In 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.