Focus on the Bible: Colossians & Philemon
So Walk In Him
By: John Woodhouse
Category: Commentaries

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The Focus on the Bible Commentaries are ideal for preaching, teaching, and personal Bible study. The chapter-by-chapter commentary exposition will help you discover the culture and the audience of the passage, the biblical author's intentions, and how to apply the text to your life today. These commentaries waste no words in distilling Bible truths and drilling down to the essential lessons that each verse offers.

The letters of Colossians & Philemon are important letters from Paul that address relevant topics that are still important today. We still need help with evangelism, church planting, Christian growth, and fellowship, and these letters are resources for these areas.

As a letter, Colossians would most likely be read in Philemon’s house in Colossae to people who had been converted by Paul’s teaching in Ephesus (Acts 19). The words of Paul helped them to understand the reality of the life they had in Christ. Years later, they can still help us understand our life in Christ today.

Philemon tells the powerful story of fellowship and working together for the Lord. Both of these letters are exposited and explained in an encouraging and easy-to-apply style. You will understand both of these books better from this commentary.

This fresh commentary really does what it promises - it helps you to FOCUS on Colossians & Philemon.This focused approach to be very helpful, inspiring, and ideal for sermon and lesson preparation.

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About the Author

Until he retired in 2012, John Woodhouse is the principal of Moore College, Sydney, Australia and lectured there in doctrine and Old Testament. As well as writing a commentary on 1 Samuel, he has written various articles based on the New and Old Testament.


Honest readers will be challenged by the gospel of God's gracious saving plan for the world, the place of the Lord Jesus within it, and how those who have been united with Christ are to live. May the God who is the Author of these two powerful letters use John's rich exposition to challenge and encourage us in the twenty-first century.
Peter O'Brien, Emeritus Faculty Member, Moore Theological College, Sydney
This commentary by John Woodhouse is a rich source of biblical insight on the texts of Colossians and Philemon. This volume is a great resource for the pastor as he prepares to feed his flock, but it is equally helpful for students of the Bible who desire to understand better these magnificent letters. Maybe even more importantly, the text reflects the author's own love for the Savior. I can gladly commend it.
Bill Cook, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky