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Colossians 2:18-23

Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you.Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perishwith use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence (NIV).

Categories: colossians, humility

Colossians 3:19

Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them (NIV).

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Epaphras’ Prayer

In Colossians 4:12, Paul shares that Epaphras prays for their church so they can “stand firm in all the will of God.”

It requires prayer and support to follow the will of God consistently.

Watchful, Thankful, and Supportive Prayer

We read about three purposes of prayer in Colossians 4:2-4.

Prayer increases our watchfulness, thankfulness, and support of others.

Categories: colossians, Prayer

Paul’s Sacrifice for the word of God

Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.  I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness—the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people (Colossians 1:24-26, NIV).

Categories: colossians, paul, word of God

Last Appearance

In Colossians 4:10, we learn that Barnabas was John Mark’s cousin.

Barnabas is one of the unsung heros of the New Testament era.

Categories: Barnabas, colossians

Review of Colossians

Jesus lived the perfect life, died the perfect death, and rose again.

This changes everything.

Keep living the good life, not through your own strength, but through Jesus’ example.

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