The Epistle to the Colossians:
An Expository Outline
by Hamilton Smith
£6.00 (UK); $10.00 (USA) - available from STP or online bookshops.
- ISBN-10: 0-901860-90-5
- ISBN-13: 978-0-901860-90-3
- Price: £6.00 (UK); $10.00 (USA)
- Binding: Paperback
- Publication date: 5 June 2009
- Author: Hamilton Smith
- Edition: 1st
- Series: Understanding the New Testament
- Height: 216 mm
- Pages: 68 pages
- BIC Subject heading: HRCG1
- Place of publication: Crewe, England
- Publisher: Scripture Truth Publications
- Distributor: Lightning Source
A verse-by-verse study of the Epistle to the Colossians, with its practical instruction for the body of Christ on earth linked to its Head in heaven.
Enticing words may easily play upon our ignorance: rationalism may appeal to the intellect, ritualism to the emotions and superstition to the imagination; but none of these things will reveal Christ to the soul, or form Christ in our lives. They do not lead to Christ.
To meet all these evils and preserve us from them, the apostle presents Christ. Having received Christ, He is the power for our walk; we have everything in Him; we are identified with Him; we derive all nourishment from Him.
Hamilton Smith provides once again a great service in this volume, never before published in book form, in sharing, in his easy-to-read style, the results of his own reading and studying of Colossians in order that another generation can enjoy the practical lessons of this epistle.
Written in 1933, this is the first edition of this manuscript in book form.
Other Books by Hamilton Smith are available from STP.
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTORY (1:1-14)
The Salutation (1:1-2)
The Thanksgiving (1:3-8)
The Prayer (1:9-14)
2. CHRIST, THE WORK OF CHRIST AND THE MYSTERY (1:15-29)
The glories of the Person of Christ (1:15-19)
The glories of the work of Christ (1:20-23)
The glory of the Mystery (1:24-29)
3. THE SNARES THAT BESET THE ASSEMBLY (2:1-19)
The soul exercises of the Apostle (2:1-3)
Enticing Words (2:4-7)
4. THE BELIEVER'S DEATH AND RESURRECTION WITH CHRIST (2:20 - 3:11)
The practical effect of being dead with Christ (2:20-23)
The practical effect of being risen with Christ (3:1-11)
5. CHRIST IN THE BELIEVER (3:12 - 4:6)
Christ expressed in the Christian circle (3:12-17)
Christ expressed in the family circle (3:18-21)
Christ expressed in the social circle (3:22 - 4:1)
Christ expressed towards those who are without (4:5-6)
6. THE CLOSING SALUTATIONS (4:7-18)
Hamilton Smith (1862-1943), born in Barnes, Surrey, the son of a sea captain, was employed in the office of his uncle's building firm, where he was later joined by his cousin F B Hole. By 1901, married and living in Sutton, Surrey, with his wife and young family, he had retired from the building trade and entered full-time upon the task of building up the church of God. Later in life, he moved to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, his wife Rachel's home county. His personal ministry was delivered in the United Kingdom, but his written ministry is still read worldwide. Along with H P Barker, A J Pollock, J T Mawson and F B Hole he frequently contributed articles to "Scripture Truth" magazine, many of which were later published in books by the Central Bible Truth Depot. His written expositions of Scripture are brief, clear and very much to the point. He is probably best known for his Old Testament character studies and New Testament outlines.