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Week 47 Day 3
Paul had never been to Colosse
Epaphras was the one who first preached there
and started the church
But Paul heard about the Colossian christians
he loved them anyway sight unseen
and prayed for them as his own
He reviewed the basic christian theology with them
the grace of God
their faith and salvation
the preeminence of Jesus Christ
the importance of
his death and resurrection
their need to continue learning
so that they will be able to reject
any who try to teach falsehoods
what it is like to live in Christ
patience amid tribulation
their hope for the future
Then he prayed
that God will fill them up with knowledge and understanding
so that they will
grow into the likeness of Christ
endure with patience
give thanks with joy.
PRAYING FOR YOU
God, fill them up and may they walk right into your kingdom.
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and
Timothy our brother, 2to the saints and the faithful who are
in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God.
3We give thanks to God, praying always for you, 4since we
heard of your faith and love for all the saints; 5because of the
hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard
in the gospel, 6which has come to you, and is bringing forth
fruit among you since the day you heard and knew the grace
of God in truth; 7as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear
fellow servant, 8who declared to us your love in the Spirit.
9For this reason we pray for you, and ask that you may be
filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding; 10that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully
pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing
in the knowledge of God; 11strengthened with all might,
according to His glorious power, for all patient longsuffering
with joy, 12giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us
to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints. 13He has
delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of His Son, 14in whom we have redemption
through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
15He is the image of the invisible God. 16By Him all things
were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. All
things were created through Him and for Him. 17He is before
all things, and in Him all things consist. 18He is the head of
the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from
the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
19 It pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should
dwell, 20and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having
made peace through the blood of His cross.
21You, who once were alienated and enemies, now He has
reconciled 22in the body of His flesh through death, to present
you holy, blameless, and above reproach in His sight--23if
indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and
are not moved away from the hope of the gospel.
4This I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive
words. 5For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you
in spirit, rejoicing to see the steadfastness of your faith.
6As you received Christ, so walk in Him, 7rooted and built
up in Him, and established, as you have been taught. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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