Taught by David E. Garland

In the Colossians online course, David Garland teaches through the book of Colossians passage-by-passage. Lessons show how to bring the ancient message of Colossians into a modern context and explain not only what the letter to the Colossians meant to its original audience but also how it can speak to us powerfully today.

Course Details

  • 12 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Colossians

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

This letter to the Colossians reminds Christians that they are “God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved” (3:12). It proclaims the deity of Jesus using some of the loftiest language in all the New Testament to help the church know God in his greatness and glory. Jesus makes believers alive to God and sets them on the path to right living. This proper view of Christ serves as the antidote for heresy and a building block for Christian life and doctrine both then and now.

The Colossians online course features professor and scholar David E. Garland teaching through the book of Colossians in short and engaging lessons. Each lesson explores the links between the Bible and our own times that reveal the book’s enduring relevance for our twenty-first-century lives.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Greater familiarity with a letter of the apostle Paul and his churches in early Christian history
  • Insight into Paul’s message proclaiming the deity of Jesus and the glory of God
  • A deeper understanding of how to apply the theology of Colossians to your own life today
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

David E. Garland

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

David E. Garland is professor of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and has twice served as interim President of Baylor University. He is the author of various books and commentaries, including Mark and Colossians, Philemon in the NIV Application Commentary and the New Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary. David remains connected to local church ministry.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Colossians

  • Colossians 1:1–8

  • Colossians 1:9–14

  • Colossians 1:15–23

  • Colossians 1:24–2:5


  • Colossians 2:6–15

  • Colossians 2:16–23

  • Colossians 3:1–17

  • Colossians 3:18–4:1

  • Colossians 4:2–18


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