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Colossians 1:4

Colossians 1:4

Having heard of their fervent trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and their love for one another, we read that Paul prayed often for the Colossians Christians. What a wonderful testimony to these saints, and what a challenge to all who are saved by the blood of the Lamb.

It was not their mighty works for which this little group of Christians were commended, in these opening verses of his letter, nor was it their great preaching or read more...

Colossians 1:5

Colossians 1:5

As an outpouring of their trust in Christ Jesus as Saviour this little band of believers demonstrated a deep love for all the saints of Christ and how this rejoiced the heart of the apostle Paul, who kept this group of Christian believers continually in his prayers.

The faith of this little congregation was anchored upon the message of truth.. the good news of Christ - the gospel of the grace of God, that Christ died for our sins read more...

Colossians 1:6

Colossians 1:6

The Word of God is alive and has within its pages the germ of godly living - just as a tiny ear of corn has within itself its kernal an abundant wheat harvest. The gospel of Christ is living and powerful, and when this living, God-breathed gospel of God's grace is planted in the heart of a spirit-filled, born-again believer and watered with living waters from on high, that tiny germ of life will begin to grow and develop and bring forth fruit.. more fruit - much read more...

Colossians 1:7

Colossians 1:7

It was by God's will that Paul was chosen to be an apostle of the Lord Jesus. We read of various co-workers in the gospel, and fellow bond-servants of Christ, who worked alongside him.

Some accompanied him on his various missionary journeys, while others carried messages, or delivered epistles to different congregations of believers, during his various imprisonments.

Some were commissioned to be read more...

Colossians 1:8

Colossians 1:8

At the start of his epistles to the various churches, we discover Paul giving greetings to the people and thanksgiving to the Lord. Very often in his salutation at the start of his letters we find Paul giving thanks and praise to God, for the faith of the saints to whom he was writing. And frequently we find Paul interceding for the saints and asking God for their continual well-being and spiritual growth.

Paul was writing to the read more...

Colossians 1:9

Colossians 1:9

Paul opens his epistle to the Colossians expressing his profound joy and grateful thanks for them all, because of their sincere faith in the gospel of Christ, the deep love which they showed for one another and because of the obvious future hope they possessed - which is laid up for us in heaven.

Paul rejoiced that in the past these believers had come to read more...

Colossians 1:10

Colossians 1:10

Paul had never been to Colossai, but had received favourable reports from Epaphras, his faithful brother in Christ, of the spiritual condition of this little band of believers. He had heard of their genuine faith in the Lord, their deep love for one another and their joyful hope in that which was laid-up for them in heaven. Paul had a deep devotional for these dear saints in this insignificant little town of Colossia, and he prayed fervently for them in a very read more...

Colossians 1:11

Colossians 1:11

When Paul prays for his brothers and sisters in Christ, he does not focus on the day-to-day material needs of the saints nor on other physical matters and necessities of life. Paul prays for spiritual blessings; godly wisdom; practical obedience; moral excellence and a Christ-like character.

Paul's desire for all Christians is that we study to show ourselves approved unto God, so we may grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord read more...

Colossians 1:12

Colossians 1:12

As members of a fallen race we were unfit for the glories of heaven.. for sin had disqualified us and rendered us dead in our trespasses and separated forever from our Creator - but through the blood of Christ we have been qualified to share in the inheritance of the saints - by faith.

There is no merit in any one of us and all our attempts to please God through religious strivings, self-abasement, fleshly works or prescribed read more...

Colossians 1:13

Colossians 1:13

Man is a sinner and only a Saviour is the answer to man's sin problem. Fallen man seeks answers in many different places, but God has purposed that there is one Deliver Who can release us from the domain of darkness - there is only one Saviour that can rescue us from the terrible eternal consequences of our fallen state - the 'God-Man' Christ Jesus.

Because of the fall.. man was eternally separated from God and it was only by read more...

Colossians 1:14

Colossians 1:14

Paul's prayers were filled with thanksgiving for his Christian brothers and sisters at Colossae, because of their faith in Christ, their love in spirit and truth for one another.. and their heavenly hope in their eternal inheritance - a heritage in Christ's kingdom of light, which is kept for us.. in heaven.

Like us.. these believers had heard and understood the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ and Paul longed for them to be read more...

Colossians 1:15

Colossians 1:15

The Lord Jesus in His humanity is the visible revelation of the invisible God. This is a great mystery but it is a truth that has been given to us from the Creator of the universe. The only way for sinful humanity to be reconciled to a holy God is through the shed blood of the eternal Son of God, Who died to pay the price for our sins so that we might be covered with His righteousness and reconciled back to the Father.

The only read more...

Colossians 1:16

Colossians 1:16

Christ is omnipotent God, the Creator of the universe, the second Person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of the living God.. Who was born into the human race to become the perfect Son of Man and our kinsman Redeemer - so that He could become the sacrifice for sin and the Saviour of all who would trust in His name - for by Him and through Him and for Him all things were created.

Christ is the only begotten of the Father; the read more...

Colossians 1:17

Colossians 1:17

The irreducible deity and eternality of Christ is often a stumbling block to the limited minds of men, which gives rise to a plethora of false teachings and gnostic gospels, which results in esoteric, mystical confusion about the Person and Work of Jesus Christ - the eternal Son of God and perfect Son of Man.

And today.. as in the time of Paul the apostle, the false teachings that deny the eternal divinity, the supreme importance read more...

Colossians 1:18

Colossians 1:18

Christ is the Sovereign Creator, through Whom all things were made and by Whom all things in heaven and on earth, (both visible and invisible), hold together. He is the uncreated God, Who willingly took upon Himself human flesh.. so that through His shed blood we might receive redemption of our bodies - the forgiveness of sins.

But Christ is also the Head of the body, which is the Church - and His headship over the read more...

Colossians 1:19

Colossians 1:19

The simple gospel truth is easy for a child to understand but for the rationally thinking man with his analytical mind, the simple gospel truth, is the most complicated and abnormal concept to comprehend, simply because it does not fall within the bounds of ‘normal’ human reasoning. But God’s boundless and eternal mind is above the restricted limitations of man.

It was God’s eternal plan that in Christ, should read more...

Colossians 1:20

Colossians 1:20

What an astonishing truth is wrapped up in this simple verse. Just as Christ was the One through Whom all things were made, by His mighty power, in the original creation, which was ruined through sin - so also that same Christ Jesus is the One through Whom the new creation is formed and made - and through that same Lord Jesus Christ, God is going to make peace with everything in heaven and on earth, by means of Christ's blood on the cross.

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Colossians 1:21

Colossians 1:21

The passage that precede this verse reaches to the heights of the glories of God and paints a stunning picture of who we are in Christ. We are presented with a feast of all the privileges that are ours in Christ Jesus, Who has delivered us out of the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son - by grace through faith.

The mountain-top experience of this glorious passage then tumbles headlong into the read more...

Colossians 1:22

Colossians 1:22

After a brief reminder that they were once alienated from their Creator, bitter enemies with God in thought, word and deed and slaves to every kind of evil, the Colossian Christians were reminded that by His immeasurable grace, God had planned for their reconciliation back to Himself, through the matchless death, burial and resurrection of His dearly beloved Son, our Lord and Saviour - Jesus Christ.

Like them we too have been made read more...

Colossians 1:23

Colossians 1:23

The good news of the glorious gospel of grace should give every believer a joy and assurance in our eternal security in Christ.. and the many precious promises that God Himself has proclaimed.. are “yes' and “amen' in Him - for Christ's finished work on the cross, paid the full price for our sins and has already been fully accepted on our behalf, by our heavenly Father. For there is now no condemnation to them that are in read more...

Colossians 1:24

Colossians 1:24

Paul is able to rejoice in his sufferings because he was counted worthy to suffer for the sake of Jesus Christ. Like Paul we too can know Christ and the power of His resurrection. We too can fellowship in His suffering - and fill up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

Participating in Christ's sufferings has nothing to do with His atoning sacrifice. Only the sinless Lamb of God could die for the sins of the world read more...

Colossians 1:24

Colossians 1:24

Suffering is part of our passage through life. Suffering, pain and death is the stark reality of living in a sinful world and there is no one exempt from suffering, for we live in a fallen world, that is lying in the evil one.

Suffering is part of our passage through life but when we willingly suffer for Christ, (Who Himself suffered so that we might be forgiven of our sins and freed from the pain of eternal death read more...

Colossians 1:25

Colossians 1:25

Moses was called to be God's chosen servant through whom He gave the ministration of the Law to Israel (a time which is sometimes called the dispensation of the Law). Paul, in like manner, was the God-ordained servant who was entrusted with the administration of God's Word to the Church, which is currently in effect during this dispensation of grace. The dispensation of Law was for pre-cross Israel while the dispensation of the grace of God is for read more...

Colossians 1:26

Colossians 1:26

Paul was surrounded by a host of enemies both physical and spiritual, and experienced the most acute hardships and persecutions during his God-appointed ministry. He had been chosen to be the missionary to the gentiles who were formerly alienated from God, hopelessly dead in sins and engaged in evil deeds, but by God's grace many were reconciled to Him through faith in Christ for their Salvation.

Paul's singular purpose in his read more...

Colossians 1:27

Colossians 1:27

Many of the fundamentals of Christianity are discovered in the epistles of Paul, for he received certain truths directly from the risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ - mysteries which had been hidden in ages past. Even Peter, who was Christ's leading apostle.. (who was chosen by God to unlock the gospel of Christ to the gentiles at the home of Cornelius the centurion), found some of the mysteries given to “our beloved brother Paul,' difficult to read more...

Colossians 1:28

Colossians 1:28

While incarcerated in prison, Paul lifted up his heart in earnest prayer for the Colossian Christians - for spiritual intelligence, for practical obedience, for moral excellence and that Christ may be crowned Lord of all in their lives - so that they might become complete in Him and attain unto spiritual maturity.

He reminds us that Christ is our Saviour Who died to redeem us from the punishment of sin and rose again to live in read more...

Colossians 1:29

Colossians 1:29

God gave Paul a unique ministry and appointed him to be the administrator of His plans and purposes during this church age. Just as Moses was God's chosen servant to administer His will to Israel, during the dispensation of law so Paul was God's chosen servant to administer His will during this dispensation of grace - and so He laboured tirelessly and strove unswervingly to spread abroad the gospel of grace that he received directly from the glorified Jesus Christ read more...

Colossians 2:2

Colossians 2:2

Much doctrinal truth is reflected within the prayers that Paul prayed for the family of God, and much instruction and wise counsel on how to live the Christian life in a manner that is honouring to the Lord is similarly couched within the content of Paul's intercessions for the saints of God.

Paul laboured hard to preach and teach the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ.. and he warned unceasingly of the many false teachers who read more...

Colossians 2:3

Colossians 2:3

Paul had never met the Christians at Colossai and yet he had a personal interest in their spiritual maturity. Paul offered many prayers to the Lord on their behalf and wrote an instructive letter to encourage their hearts, develop their spiritual understanding, guide them in the truth of the gospel of Christ, warn them of the dangers of false teachers and unite them together in love.

Paul knew that one of the best safeguards read more...

Colossians 2:4

Colossians 2:4

Jesus told us that we shall know the truth, and that truth will set us free. The truth of God is found in His Word and points us to Jesus, Who is the Way and the Truth and the Life - and the truth shall set us free. It was for that reason that Paul and the other apostle who authored the Scriptures, spent little or no time going into the finer details of the many false doctrines that were starting to infiltrate the church of their day. For the Word of truth read more...

Colossians 2:5

Colossians 2:5

We live in perilous times, when false teachings abound and Paul's message to the Colossian Christians reminded them that Christ is sufficient - even when we find ourselves battling unbiblical doctrine and the God-hating, Christ-rejecting world-view of the day.

No matter what problems we meet and no matter what situations we may have to face.. whether it be political, philosophical, religious, legalistic, economical, mystical or read more...

Colossians 2:6

Colossians 2:6

We are called to walk worthy of our Lord and to be fruitful in our Christian life - but this can only be achieved as we abide in Him, rest in Him, trust our lives into His safe-keeping and walk in spirit and truth. It is only as we willingly choose to be submitted to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives that we can truly walk worthy of our Lord, in spirit and in truth - it is only as we received from Him can we can walk in Him.

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Colossians 2:7

Colossians 2:7

Having trusted Christ for salvation we are to walk in spirit and truth. We are to conduct our lives in a manner that is well-pleasing to the Father, we are to be holy for the Lord our God is holy. We are to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and we are to abide in Him and He in us

We are to establish, strengthen and build-up our faith in our Lord Jesus, through Whom we have received forgiveness read more...

Colossians 2:8

Colossians 2:8

Paul does not spend time teaching the errors of false doctrine, rather He sets out very clearly and concisely the truth contained in the gospel of God. Paul does not spend time outlining the various errors that were evident in Judaism, Gnosticism, Pantheism, Polytheism “ad nauism', nor does he expound on the content of the various philosophies, idle fancies, wild imaginations and convincing arguments that are rooted in human traditions and spring from a fallen read more...

Colossians 2:9

Colossians 2:9

The syncretism and traditions of men do not have Christ as the focal point and Paul was warning the Colossian believers not adopted these basic, world philosophies of men or their legalistic laws, because they cloud the true concept of Christ and distort the biblical truth of the Lord Jesus in the mind of the believer - they rob the Christian of a proper understanding of the wonderful sufficiency and amazing adequacy of Christ in the life of ALL believers.

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Colossians 2:10

Colossians 2:10

Following his severe warning to beware of false teaching traditions and the spiritual dangers enwrapped in the hollow deceptive philosophies of occultic mysticism, Paul reminds us that the entire fullness of God's nature dwells bodily in Christ and that our union with Him has made us complete, and has brought us into the fullness of God - for through our union with Christ we lack nothing, for He has granted to us all things that read more...

Colossians 2:11

Colossians 2:11

Circumcision, like the sacrificing of animals, was given by God to Abraham and Israel as a sign between the Lord and His chosen people that they were to be a family that were separated from the world – a race that was sanctified unto the Lord – a peculiar people - an adopted son of God who trusted the Almighty Yahweh and not the world systems.

Though circumcision was initially a physical mark that sealed the covenant promise read more...

Colossians 2:12

Colossians 2:12

It is very important to get a biblical understanding of the word: 'baptism' as recorded in the Bible. Some baptisms are wet, such as John's 'baptism of repentance'. Other baptisms are dry, such as the baptism of the Spirit, when we are placed into Christ's mystic body by the Holy Spirit, at salvation.

Paul records that: 'by one spirit' (the baptism of the Holy Spirit) 'we were all read more...

Colossians 2:13

Colossians 2:13

The death and resurrection of Christ was a complete and final victory over sin.. for Christ not only died FOR our sins, so that we might be reconciled to God and saved from the consequences of sin, which is eternal separation from God, but He also died UNTO sin so that His life would become our life and the strangle-hold that sin held over us would be broken forever.

Jesus died for our sins; to take the punishment that we deserve read more...

Colossians 2:14

Colossians 2:14

The requirement of God's Law was total perfection in a life. It was the finger of God Who wrote the ten commandments on the two stone tablets and it was the hand of Moses that recorded God's Law in its entirety - for His people of Israel. The Law demands flawless perfection from imperfect man and so that same Law condemns every member of the human race, for God's perfect Law points the finger of condemnation at each one of us, for no one can keep the perfect read more...

Colossians 2:15

Colossians 2:15

The crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ freed us from the righteous demands of the law by nailing them to the cross, and permanently erasing the un-payable certificate of debt that we owe, so that all who believe in Him are no longer under law but under grace.

Christ fulfilled the law on our behalf - not so that we could live lawless lives, but to enable us to obey the Lord in spirit and truth and live godly in Christ Jesus out read more...

Colossians 2:16

Colossians 2:16

Paul often lays the foundation and fundamentals of faith early in his writings. He then identifies anything that has caused his readers to stray from the truth, or has diverted their attention away from Christ. Finally, he explains how these truths should be applied to our individual, everyday lives.

Here, Paul has come to the conclusion that we should: not let any man judge us in meat, or in drink - and let no man read more...

Colossians 2:17

Colossians 2:17

A shadow is an intangible image of something that is real. It is a dark area or hazy shape, that is produced.. when something or someone comes between rays of light and an object. A shadow of a tree is not the actual tree, but simply a flat, colourless representation of the real thing, which has a textured trunk, inner sap and exterior bark. A tree is so much more than its shadow. A tree has twiggy branches, deep roots and colourful leaves - and it read more...

Colossians 2:18

Colossians 2:18

There are many subtle ways that the enemy of our soul is able to defraud us of the heavenly prize that awaits the children of God. There are those that seek to captivate our minds through men-inspired philosophies and other empty deceptions – all of which emanate from the proud traditions of man, and which are according to the elementary principles of this fallen world’s system, rather than from Christ.

It is in Christ Jesus read more...

Colossians 2:19

Colossians 2:19

This verse of Scripture is part of a passage that denounces a range of heretical teachings and lays out the criteria for living a high and holy life in Christ Jesus. It seeks to prevent these believers from becoming captive to false teachings or duped by deceptive philosophies, while encouraging them to develop an inner, spiritual and sacrificial life in Him.

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Colossians 2:20

Colossians 2:20

Every member of the human race is connected to Adam by birth. All are imputed with a sin nature and the wages of sin is death. As members of the first, fallen creation we are all irrevocably identified with Adam and the eternal consequences of his rebellious fall.

Through spiritual rebirth, however, we are immutably connected to Christ and imputed with His perfect righteousness. Our sins have been forgiven by faith, read more...

Colossians 2:21

Colossians 2:21

The enemy of our soul seeks to ship-wreck the life and testimony of believers by whatever means he can, and Paul's counter-measure to satanic influences, worldly philosophers, deceptive arguments and false doctrines is to know and practice the truth. We are called to be aware of the multiplicity of unbiblical teachings and demonic doctrines, awash in Christendom today, but the best way to discern a lie is to know the truth. The best way to read more...

Colossians 3:1

Colossians 3:1

By grace the born-again believer is not only forgiven of their sin but they are dead to sin because sin’s power and dominion, in the life of every Christian, was forever broken at the cross. Though sin’s influence remains throughout this earthly life it is increasingly subdued as we keep the old self nailed to the cross and daily learn to live unto Christ. At salvation we were not only forgiven of our sin but declared to be righteous by God, because we were read more...

Colossians 3:2

Colossians 3:2

There is a reason that Paul is calling those that are born of the Spirit to keep their hearts and minds focussed on heavenly things and not on earthy pursuits and interests – it is because we have been raised up into a new life in Christ – because we are Christ’s spiritual seed –because we have become a brand new creation - because we have exchanged our former earthly residency for a glorious new citizenship, which is reserved for us in heaven.

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Colossians 3:3

Colossians 3:3

This beautiful verse is in a section of scripture where Paul deals with one of the basic aspects of the Christian life - believers are in union with Christ – we are one with Him.

Christ died on the cross and because we are His children - His seed, we also died with Him. We were with Christ and we were in Him when He was nailed to the cross for we are His seed. When He died on the cross we died at the same time read more...

Colossians 3:4

Colossians 3:4

Christ died for our sins as our substitute; (substitution) but He also died unto sin, by breaking the power of sin over us: (identification). When we trusted Jesus as Saviour we were placed in HIM. The moment we were saved we were baptised into the body of Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. IS NOT THIS GLORIOUS?

Not only are our sins forgiven through His read more...

Colossians 3:4

Colossians 3:4

As the physical seed of Adam, we were in Adam when he walked in the garden of Eden and when he sinned – and so as part of that old creation in Adam we died spiritually, in him and were imputed with Adam’s unrighteousness. However, as the spiritual seed of Christ we died with Him on the cross at Calvary. We were buried with Him and raised with Him into newness of life at His resurrection, and now we are seated with Him in heavenly places - and as part of the read more...

Colossians 3:5

Colossians 3:5

When we were saved we were given a new life - the new life in Christ. Old things were passed away, behold all things have become new. Our old sin nature was replaced by a new Christ-like nature.. and Paul tells us in many places to reckon ourselves dead to the old sin nature and alive to the new life in Christ.

Therefore we have to consider every member of our earthly body to be dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, read more...

Colossians 3:6

Colossians 3:6

Because we are children of God we are to look to Jesus, Who is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He rose from the dead and broke the power of sin and death in the lives of all who place their trust in Him.

Today, Jesus is seated on the right hand of the Father in heavenly places, and the dear desire our hearts should be set on heavenly things, and not intertwined with this broken, world system, which lies is in the arms of the read more...

Colossians 3:9

Colossians 3:9

God is truth and the Author of truth and He delights in truthfulness. Scripture tells us that the Lord hates liars, and those that deceive others with a lying tongue. Paul instructs us not to lie to one another, because as believers, we have laid aside the old Adamic nature, and the evil practices that accompany our former - pre-salvation life.

We have died with Christ, and have been raised-up, together with Him, into newness of read more...

Colossians 3:10

Colossians 3:10

The moment that we are born again we are made a new creation in Christ. The second we are saved we are given a new nature:- the resurrected life of Christ within. But also the Holy Spirit of God comes to indwell our body.. to teach and train us; to guard and guide us, and He also disciplines, chastens and corrects our new life in Christ.

Oh! He will never teach and train the OLD sin nature that we received as a member of the old read more...

Colossians 3:11

Colossians 3:11

By faith in Christ, we have been renewed. We have been made a new creation. Indeed, the differences between the old creation in Adam and the new creation in Christ is astounding. The former creation is dead in trespasses and sin. The latter creation is born-again of the Spirit of God.

The first creation lies in the evil one, is at enmity with God and is enslaved by the law of sin and death.. while the second creation is positioned read more...

Colossians 3:12

Colossians 3:12

What wonderful truths are shared about the believers position in Christ and our special relationship to our heavenly Father. We discover that at rebirth we not only died with Christ.. but we are raised up into newness of life in Him - and our new-life-in-Christ - our born-again nature, is positioned in Him.

Our old sin nature was severed at the cross and our new life in Him is hidden with Christ in God, to His praise read more...

Colossians 3:13

Colossians 3:13

Paul presents us with some important doctrinal issues on the superiority and pre-eminence of Christ, and the sufficient strength He gives to each one of us, day by day.

He encourages all who are in Christ to stand fast in this evil day. He warns us against the various, destructive philosophies of the world, and describes the practical conduct that should be outwardly manifest, in each one of our lives - from a heart that is read more...

Colossians 3:14

Colossians 3:14

What an amazing privilege it is to be a new creation in Christ.. forgiven of our sin, loved by the Lord, accepted in the Beloved, heirs of God and joint-heirs with the Lord Jesus.. and Paul lays out in no uncertain terms, our duty and delight towards the preeminent Christ - Who is our life.

As believers we have been placed in union with Christ and imputed with His own righteousness and Paul sketches out a brief outline of the main read more...

Colossians 3:15

Colossians 3:15

Peace WITH God is our permanent possession when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, but the peace OF God is conditional upon a believer being in a relationship with the Lord Jesus - as we abide in Christ, trust His Word, depend on His guidance, die to self and live for Him.

Isaiah explained to Israel: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he read more...

Colossians 3:16

Colossians 3:16

The Lord Jesus was meek and lowly, full of compassion and of great mercy – and the gracious words that fell from His lips were life and health and healing and we are exhorted to let His Word dwell in us richly, both His spoken words and His written word, for they produce in us abundance of life and the spirit of true wisdom.

We should meditate and drink deeply on the word of Christ for His words bring light to the spirit and read more...

Colossians 3:17

Colossians 3:17

This little verse sums up in a nutshell what the Christians life should look like and how the born-again believer should behave moment by moment.. in word and in deed - in mind and in motive.

The question should not be, “What would Jesus do?' but can this action be carried out in the name of Jesus, and to His glory? Can the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be done in the name of Jesus? Is what I say and do read more...

Colossians 3:20

Colossians 3:20

There is no excuse for the born-again child of God to argue that they do not know the privileges that are ours in Christ. As Christians, we should know the God-given rules for holy living, which are written for our learning in the Word of God. We should know the truth, and we should be applying these biblical principles for godly living in our every-day lives - because they are very clearly laid-out for our learning, in all the New Testament epistles.

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Colossians 3:22

Colossians 3:22

There are many social issues in the world today, that the church rightly approves or justly condemns. Slavery is certainly a practice that is condemned.. and especially enforced or unjust slavery.

Sadly however, in this fallen world, slavery has always been a part of humanities unhappy landscape. Because of man’s free-will and fallen nature slavery became a common practice in the human realm, and the Bible gives believers’ instructions on how to conduct oneself as a slave, as read more...

Colossians 3:23

Colossians 3:23

Having set out all the many advantages of being in Christ in the first two chapters of Colossians, and laying before us the glories of God’s grace, and the heavenly privileges, of which we are all beneficiaries, Paul turns his attention to practical application in the final two chapters of his epistle.

At first, he deals with the responsibilities, duties and mutual respect of wives and husbands towards each other, parents read more...

Colossians 3:24

Colossians 3:24

As Christians, we are to be pure in our inner heart, and holy in our outer lives. As children of God we are to perfect, as our Father in heaven is perfect. And in this church age we are given ample teachings on how to live the Christian life, so that we are inwardly pure, outwardly holy - and set apart unto the Lord.

Earlier in the passage we are given practical instruction on our interpersonal roles, responsibilities and read more...

Colossians 3:25

Colossians 3:25

This section in scripture is addressing the attitude and behaviour, which should epitomise the godly man or virtuous woman, irrespective of their status in life, or their position in society.

God's children will be rewarded for the good work they carry out in spirit and truth, but we will suffer loss, for those times when we were walking in the flesh or living for our own selfish reasons. Only works, which are carried out in the read more...

Colossians 4:1

Colossians 4:1

The Lord is no respecter of persons. There is no one that is excluded from His gracious offer of salvation, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.. and there are none that are given extra-special treatment based on their status, skills, colour, parentage, gender, intellectual capacity, political leanings, business acumen or charismatic personality.

In his letter to the Colossians, Paul had already outlined the importance of read more...

Colossians 4:2

Colossians 4:2

In our Christian life we are entreated to continue steadfastly in prayer, to pray continuously, to present our needs before our heavenly Provider, to lift up others to the eternal throne of grace, to bend our ear to His gentle promptings. This is proposed by Paul as a duty and responsibility, and yet it is the greatest privilege given to the believer - to enter the throne-room of grace with petitions, prayers and pleas for our fellow-man and our brothers and read more...

Colossians 4:5

Colossians 4:5

Paul equips the saints to recognise false teaching and doctrines of demons by teaching the truth of the Gospel of God to the saints. He teaches of the exaltation and perfection of Christ, the deity and the sufficiency of Christ and the wisdom and glory of Christ. He teaches of our reconciliation by Christ, and our membership in the Body of Christ - and He details the importance of a believe's prayer life and testimony for the Lord.

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Colossians 4:6

Colossians 4:6

It was the Lord Jesus about Whom it was said, no man ever spoke like this man and it was the Lord Jesus who spoke in spirit and truth. Jesus only said what He heard the Father say and He only did as the Spirit of God instructed Him.

Some people think this showed that Christ was less than God. NEVER! He is co-equal with the Father and in every respect, but while on earth the Lord Jesus subjected Himself to the will of the Father. read more...

Colossians 4:8

Colossians 4:8

Love for his brothers and sisters in Christ was clearly seen in all of Paul’s writings.. and in this letter to the Colossians, his heart’s desire was that these beloved believers would gain great spiritual strength. He knew that many blessings and benefits follow those who continue earnestly to pray in faith, and for those who are vigilant in their worship, praise and thanksgiving.

Paul knew that it is God’s will that His blood-bought sons and read more...