Colossians 1:6b-8 Reliability of the Messenger

  All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who […]

Colossians 1:5-6a Faith, Love and Hope

  The faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven, and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. (Col 1:5-6a)   Faith, Hope and Love. These three sound so familiar that we can’t resist thinking about […]

Colossians 1:3-4 Thankfulness in Christ

  We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have hear of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints…(Col 1:3-4)   Many say that Colossians 1:3-23 is a complete section with the central focus on hope. It […]

Colossians 1:1-2

Masterful Writing Colossians 1:1-2   Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother.  To the holy and fiathful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. In Colossians we see a letter of how the Hellenistic letters were written. It is mastery […]