Seeing and Living The Supremacy of Christ

Arc or Bracket through Paul's epistle to the Colossians with others in a classroom setting with the aim to taste and see the supremacy of Christ over everything and to live by it.
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This book study leads students to arc or bracket through the entire book of Colossians, giving students opportunities to dive more deeply into the message of Paul for the church at Colossae while sharpening their skill in arcing and bracketing. Students will discuss their arcs, brackets, observations, questions, interpretation and application in a community that aims to taste, see, savor, and live by the supremacy of Christ over all things.


This book study aims to accomplish the following objectives:
  1. To equip students with the knowledge and skill to arc or bracket NT epistles faithfully.
  2. To provide students with practice and feedback that lead to increased skill in arcing and bracketing.
  3. To guide students to discover the intended message, meaning, and thought-flow of Colossians.
  4. To see and savor God's glory in Christ in Colossians and to be transformed by it.


Each week of this fourteen-week book study focuses on one section of Colossians. The guided study breaks down into three sections each week:
  1. Pre-Work (about one hour): Students engage the week’s text by reading it aloud and completing an initial arc or bracket.
  2. Live Class (about two hours): Students meet via Zoom for the live class time to discuss their arcs or brackets and study the text together.
  3. Post-Work (two hours): Students dig more deeply into the text and refine their arc.

Am I ready for this course?

Students must demonstrate a basic skill and knowledge of the Bible study method known as arcing. Students who have received a certificate in Biblearc’s Arcing or Bracketing courses qualify for the course. If you have not received a certificate, you can provide a sample of your work when you enroll.