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Colossians – Final encouragement


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 […]

Colossians – Living as the people of God


Having spoken about the importance of staying focused on Jesus, Paul switches focus to the impact that should have on our lives as we recognise the wonderful blessings God has poured upon us. In light of those Paul encourages the believers to get rid of things that are not consistent with living as a follower […]

Colossians – Not being enticed away


Following on our series from Colossians in Chapter 2:8-23 we see Paul’s real concern for the church not to be misled by false teachers and distracted from following Jesus, having been set free by Christ, some in the church were trying to add rules and regulations, that seek to make captives of believers through hollow […]

Colossians – Paul’s heart for the church


In this passage Paul speaks about “a mystery” – something that had been kept hidden for many years but had now been revealed to the people. And this mystery was the amazing reality that Jesus Christ had come, not just to the world but to live in people’s lives and that this was a guarantee […]

Colossians – The Supremacy of Jesus


In this passage we are presented with many different aspects of the supremacy of Jesus: the Son who shows us what God is like; the one who is supreme over all creation; the one who is the head of the church; the only one who could draw us back into relationship with God. The scope […]

Colossians – Thanksgiving and prayer


This is the start of a new series looking at the book of Colossians – a letter that Paul wrote to a church he had never visited, but a church he had heard about and was concerned about. In the letter he demonstrates his real love and care for them, his joy in how they […]