Dear Lovers of Jesus
You love Him because you take His love letters and store them in your hearts! This guy is a little behind but I’m racing to catch up.
This is the last 2 verse week that we have for Colossians 1. Next week we wrap it up with verse 29 and then onto Colossians 2. I cannot tell you how much His Word has been my backbone here in the Philippines. I’ve preached from our past chapters and today, while praying for my dear friend Pastor Jun, I texted him Colossians 1:Col 1:11-12 “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” It was so appropriate for him. I guess, who wouldn’t it be appropriate for?
This is group is amazing. I never thought that an online group could be so close. Many of you I do not know, but if you’re as lovable as the dear saints that I’ve gotten to know are, we’ve got a treasure that the world would envy. Let’s listen to the Spirit’s prompting so that they can be part of us - a part of Jesus’ body.
Here are the pearls for the week:
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: (KJV)
Colossians 1:27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. (ESV)
Here is the tip of the gold. As you memorize it, it becomes unearthed and enriches our lives. Thank you Jesus for your abundant gifts that we are so undeserving of.