Category Archives: Colossians

Colossians 4:17-18 — Faithful

If there is one word that I think encapsulates this passage, it’s “faithful.” Tychicus, “a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.” (4:17) Onesimus, a once unfaithful slave (see Philemon), but now a “faithful and dear brother.” (9) Aristarchus, … Continue reading

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Colossians 4:2-4 — Praying behind the front lines

I wonder if we understand just how important our prayers are behind the front lines. There are so many people, pastors and missionaries especially, who are out there on the front lines. And many times, we act as if they … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:17-4:1 — Living as Christ’s representatives

I love the way the NLT translates verse 17. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. (3:17) Whenever we do something in the “name … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:1-17 — Living like Christ truly is our life

“Christ is my life.” As a Christian, can you say that? The truth is, he is our life whether we see that or not. Paul tells us in verse 3 that we have died and that our life is now … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:28-2:23 — The fullness we have in Christ

“Fullness.” It apparently was one of the catchwords of the false teaching that was creeping into the Colossian church. And basically, Paul threw it back in these teachers’ faces by saying, “You have know idea what true ‘fullness’ is all … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:15-29 — The only One we need

The Colossian church was facing some kind of false teaching that was slipping in among them. What exactly that teaching was is not clear. But one thing that seems to be clear is that people were teaching them that Christ … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:1-14 — A prayer for all believers

If you ever want to pray a prayer for a fellow Christian but are not sure how to do it, and you want to go beyond a simple, “bless so-and-so,” you don’t have to look any further than the prayers … Continue reading

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