Colossians 4:7-18 – Fulfill Your Ministry

Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother,… Continue Reading

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Colossians 2:1-5 – Struggling in Prayer for Others

Paul is struggling for people he hasn’t even met face-to-face. How? Through prayer. Why? So that others won’t trick them with false knowledge about Jesus and their salvation, but rather that they’d grow in all wisdom and understanding of Him and His Kingdom.

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Colossians 1:24-29 – Willing to Suffer

Paul suffered and was afflicted as a backdrop for the epic story of love, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This mystery of the Good News — Christ in us — has been brought to us by messengers stewarding the Word of God, teaching it to us, just as we should be careful to grow others… Continue Reading

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Colossians 1:19-20 – All Things Reconciled Through Jesus

Jesus was fully God and fully man, and it was the Father’s pleasure to have the fullness of deity dwell in Christ. He was pleased because Jesus was the only perfect and able person to accomplish salvation through complete obedience, even unto death on the cross. It is through Jesus that all things in heaven… Continue Reading

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Colossians 1:18b – Jesus is Preeminent

Jesus is the beginning. That is, He is not only eternal but also the Ruler above all rulers — The King of kings, the Lord of lords, the God above every other god, which are not even true gods at all. In addition, He was the first to overcome death, and His resurrection was an… Continue Reading

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Colossians 1:9-10 – The Knowledge of God’s Will

Paul’s prayer for the Colossians is based on them being filled with the knowledge of God’s will. As Proverbs 1:7 says, knowledge begins with the fear of the Lord, understanding we are citizens of His Kingdom — not the other way around. As we are granted access to the King, we draw close in fear,… Continue Reading

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Colossians 1:3-8 – Only the Gospel Bears Fruit

Paul and Timothy tell the Colossians they are always thanking God that only the Gospel bears fruit throughout the whole world. This was true in Colossae, too, as a man named Epaphras had delivered the Gospel to them and reported it’s work in and though the church there. The call is to every believer living… Continue Reading

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Colossians 1:1-2 – A Word From God

Paul writes a letter to the Colossians, but to be sure, it’s a Word from God. Having saved a group of folks in Colossae, these saints have been gathered as a church now faithfully serving God. God is preparing to speak to them about Himself — Who He is, the sending of Jesus, the power… Continue Reading

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