Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon – These letters are known, collectively, as the prison letters. They were written by Paul during his time of imprisonment in Rome. In Philippians, we see God’s kingdom as a kingdom as a kingdom of joy: “Rejoice in the Lord always, and, again, I say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). When the […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: The Prison Letters – Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon
Colossians 3:1-17 “Put to death … ” (Colossians 3:5); “Put on the new man” (Colossians 3:9-10); “renewed in knowledge … ” (Colossians 3:10). This is not something that we can do in our own strength – “Christ is all and in all” (Colossians 3:11). “Put on … ” (Colossians 3:12) – Note that the Lord’s […]Read More Live The New Life That God Has Given To You.
In Christ, there is so much blessing.Let’s enjoy it! Be what you already are. Be what God has made you in Christ. This is what God is saying to us here. ‘You have been raised with Christ… You died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God’ (Colossians 3:1,3). Paul is describing the […]Read More Feast of the Holy Family: Colossians 3:12-21; Matthew 2:13-15,19-23
Colossians 2:8-3:17 Be what you already are. Be what God has made you in Christ. This is what God is saying to us here. ‘You have been raised with Christ… You died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God’ (1,3). Paul is describing the new birth. Christ has made His home in […]Read More New Life In Christ
God calls us to pray – ‘Devote yourselves to prayer’. We are to pray with concern – ‘watchful’. We are to pray with gratitude – ‘thankful’ (Colossians 4:2). We are to pray for those who preach God’s Word. Thank God for the past. Trust Him for the future. Remember – the important thing is the […]Read More Devote Yourselves To Prayer.
‘In everything’ Christ is ‘pre-eminent’ (1:18). In Him, there is salvation – ‘redemption, the forgiveness of sins’ (1:14) – , sanctification – ‘mature in Christ’ (1:28) – and service – making Him known (1:27). ‘You have been raised with Christ… You died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God’ (3:1,3). The new life begins when […]Read More Journey through the New Testament: Colossians
“Be careful not to let anyone rob you of this faith through a shallow and misleading philosophy” (Colossians 2:8). There are some ideas which sound good – if you don’t look too closely at what they’re really saying. They say to us, “You have a problem. This is how you can sort things out for […]Read More Faith In Christ – Not “A Shallow And Misleading Philosophy”