As he finishes the letter, Paul encourages the church to pray and to try to be helpful in how they live and deal with others.

And he then speaks about some of his friends and explains how much they mean to him – people we have never met but whose behaviour and commitment asks questions about how we should live.

Let’s hear the questions and think about what they ask of us.

Reading: Colossians 4:2-18

Questions to think about:

  • Paul calls on the believers to “devote yourselves to prayer” (v2). Is this something you seek to do, what makes it difficult to achieve?
  • Which of the people Paul refers to in this passage are the most encouraging to you – and why?
  • Paul wants to encourage Archippus to complete the ministry God gave him (v17). If we believe God has given us a job to do how much are we committed to seeing it through?