Colossians 4: 12-18….Closing remarks.

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.Continue reading “Colossians 4: 12-18….Closing remarks.”

Colossians 4: 7-11….Jewish helpers.

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 “Colossians 4: 7-11….Jewish helpers.”

Colossians 4: 2-6…. To repeat…

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought toContinue reading “Colossians 4: 2-6…. To repeat…”

Colossians 3: 18-ch 4v1……Concerning the most intimate relationships.

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not byContinue reading “Colossians 3: 18-ch 4v1……Concerning the most intimate relationships.”

Colossians 3: 12-17…. The ‘put-ons’.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together inContinue reading “Colossians 3: 12-17…. The ‘put-ons’.”

Colossians 3: 1-11….The to be ‘put-offs’.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ whoContinue reading “Colossians 3: 1-11….The to be ‘put-offs’.”

Colossians 2: 16-23…..Shadows or substance?

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, goingContinue reading “Colossians 2: 16-23…..Shadows or substance?”

Colossians 2: 8-15…..Packed full of life-changing truth.

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all ruleContinue reading “Colossians 2: 8-15…..Packed full of life-changing truth.”

Colossians 2: 1-7….. I know that you don’t know me personally.

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge ofContinue reading “Colossians 2: 1-7….. I know that you don’t know me personally.”

Colossians 1: 21-29….Filling in what Jesus completed!

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of theContinue reading “Colossians 1: 21-29….Filling in what Jesus completed!”