Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians


Course Description:

It is time to get your whole bible back! If you want to know what God is saying – go read all the verses in your bible that are NOT underlined. Author Russ Walden expounds on the books of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians & Colossians.with prophetic insight and revelatory understanding. In church culture today it is more common to hear topical messages than an expositional study of the bible, yet in 1 Tim. 4:13 Paul exhorts young Timothy to “give attention to reading…” The revelatory reading and verse by verse exposition of scripture is very much needed in Christianity today. In this volume, Russ brings a dynamic, inspirational and anointed insight to the books of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians & Colossians in an anointed perspective and powerful style that will impact your life. (Format: e-Book/PDF)

The central question addressed in the book of Galatians is whether Gentile believers were obligated to adhere to the law of Moses as a condition of their relationship to Christ? For us today, this may seem irrelevant as Jewish questions originate from such a distant history in Christianity. A broader inquiry, however, brings up for us the issue of the basis of salvation itself for believers in any generation. Is redemption through Christ a performance-based proposition?

Ephesians is one of Paul’s “prison epistles” being written by the apostle sometime between 62-64 AD from imprisonment in Rome. The Ephesian church was well developed by this time and represented a high watermark of the move of God in New Testament times. There is no church community in the New Testament era that demonstrated the character and witness of the Spirit as that of the Ephesians. We also know that John, the Beloved, after penning the book of Revelation on Patmos, lived out the remainder of his days here under the care of the Ephesian believers. Mary as well is said to have ended her days here in Ephesus, still under the care of John, who was charged with her welfare by Jesus Himself before His death on the Cross.

The book of Philippians derives from a letter authored by Paul around 55 AD, some ten years after he first visited this city located in Greece. The initial purpose of the message is to inform the Philippians of the health and well-being of Epaphroditus, one of Paul’s traveling companions who had delivered a financial gift in Paul’s name to the church where he was and had fallen ill. Unlike Corinth and some of the churches in Galatia, Paul had good relations with the congregation in Philippi, and they had a reputation of being very supportive of him as their apostle.

Paul wrote the book of Colossians to the church in Colossae, a small city near Laodicea about 100 miles from Ephesus in Asia Minor. It represents another of Paul’s prison epistles being written from Rome during his first incarceration there. The purpose of the letter is to correct the church there regarding certain pagan practices that had crept into their worship and to assert beyond any ambiguity the absolute supremacy of Christ as undisputed Lord, Creator, and God over all creation. While this congregation did have some problems regarding its Christology (or doctrine concerning Christ), nonetheless, its loving and benevolent reputation was known to Paul and provoked the urgency of his writing to them. Unlike the churches at Philippi, Galatia, or Corinth, this church was not strife-filled or rife with sexual misconduct.

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God bless you! It is our privilege to train you to hear the Father’s voice!