Paul turns from sending specific greetings to giving more general greetings — to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. Generally the Early Church met for worship, instruction and fellowship in homes, as we can see from such verses as Romans 16:5,1 Corinthians 16:19, Philemon 2 and Acts 12:12. Paul asks that his letter be read in the Laodicean church as well, and the Colossians in turn were to read the letter from Laodicea. Obviously Paul also wanted the Laodicean believers to be aware of possible threats to their faith. This exchange of letters shows the importance of reading all we can. The more Scripture we absorb the stronger our defences against false teaching will be. Prayer Father, may I be diligent in my reading of Scripture. Help me to learn all I can do that I may not waver in my faith. Amen. Have a blessed Wednesday.
‘Here there is no Greek or Jew … but Christ is all, and is in all. ‘(v. 11)
We live in an age seeking equality of opportunity for all, yet this verse, written so long ago, is the charter of equality. There just cannot be any distinctions in Christ. You are governed by something else. Then notice also the words ‘Christ is all, and is in all’. What Paul means is this:Christ is all that matters. If Christ becomes all in all to us we cannot remain the people we were. What is more, everyone else becomes all in all also because we realise Christ dwells in them too. Why is the Church so slow in showing the world that what a classless, raceless society is like? I am afraid there can only be one answer: Christ is not all in all. Prayer O Father, You inspired Your servant Paul to sweep the decks of all discrimination. May we, Your people, fully implement it. Amen. Have a blessed Tuesday.
I have a congregation that needs bibles in luo language.They requested this last week and i believe when one asks for that ,it means that they want to be blessed and to grow spiritually..We have a group of youths that will get 50 bibles and 50 adults.If God touches you ,please help me bless them with 1 bible each.
I have vision of empowering young people to love and grow in the word of God .We have had cases of children killings parents and also teenage pregnancies..i believe if we can bring them to our churches then we will have better leaders of tomorow.
MON MARCH 01 SHUT UP – TO WRITE COLOSSIANS 1:1 ‘Paul an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God… ‘(v. 1)
This is Paul’s letter to the Colossians. This was probably written by him during his imprisonment in Rome in AD 62 or 63. Paul begins by outlining his credentials: ‘an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God’.Our first reaction might be to think it was that an apostle should be shut in prison rather than winning new territories for Christ. But although circumstances prevented him from travelling, his spirit was free to reach out through his pen. Had he not been imprisoned we would not have had the captivity letters – Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians and Philemon. From prison his influence extended to the ends of the earth and throughout the ages. He was shut up – to write. Prayer O Father, physical restrictions may hinder me bodily but my spirit is always free to soar, Circumstances do not have the last word in my life – You do. Amen. Have a blessed new month.