COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:10-18‬ ‬‬

“Aristarchus, who is in prison with me, sends you his greetings, and so does Mark, Barnabas’s cousin. As you were instructed before, make Mark welcome if he comes your way. Jesus (the one we call Justus) also sends his greetings. These are the only Jewish believers among my co-workers; they are working with me hereContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:10-18‬ ‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:7-9‬ ‬‬

“Tychicus will give you a full report about how I am getting along. He is a beloved brother and faithful helper who serves with me in the Lord’s work. I have sent him to you for this very purpose—to let you know how we are doing and to encourage you. I am also sending Onesimus,Continue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:7-9‬ ‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭‬‬

“Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.”‭‭ Colossians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Speech is a powerful tool. Because of the nature of Christ, as being the word of God, it is anContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:2-4‬ ‭‬‬

“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should.”‭‭ Colossians‬ ‭4:2-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ PaulContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭4:2-4‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS 3:22-4:1

‘Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that theContinue reading “COLOSSIANS 3:22-4:1”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:18-21‬ ‭‬‬

“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly. Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.”‭‭ Colossians‬ ‭3:18-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬ It is in the context of ChristianContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:18-21‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:15-17‬‬‬

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms andContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:15-17‬‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:12-14‬ ‭‬‬

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us allContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:12-14‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭‬‬

“In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.”‭‭ Colossians‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬ In the age of the techno church this statement by Paul seems even more relevant. Collossae wasContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:8-10‬ ‭‬‬

“But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”‭‭Continue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:8-10‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:1-4‬ ‭‬‬

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with ChristContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:1-4‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:16-23‬ ‭‬‬

“So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that reality. Don’t let anyone condemn you by insisting on pious self-denial or theContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:16-23‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:8-15‬‬‬

“Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the headContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:8-15‬‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:6-7‬‬‬

“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”‭‭ Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Many believersContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:6-7‬‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:1-5‬ ‭‬‬

“I want you to know how much I have agonized for you and for the church at Laodicea, and for many other believers who have never met me personally. I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysteriousContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:1-5‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:24-29‬ ‭‬‬

“I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for his body, the church. God has given me the responsibility of serving his church by proclaiming his entire message to you. This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, butContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:24-29‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:21-23‬ ‭‬‬

“This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holyContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:21-23‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:15-20‬ ‭‬‬

“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities inContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:15-20‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:15-20‬ ‭‬‬

“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities inContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:15-20‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:11-14‬‬‬

“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For heContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:11-14‬‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:9-10‬‬‬

“So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit.Continue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:9-10‬‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:3-8‬ ‬‬

“We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had thisContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:3-8‬ ‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:1-2‬‬‬

“This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. We are writing to God’s holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. May God our Father give you grace and peace.”‭‭ Colossians‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬Continue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭1:1-2‬‬‬”