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Colossians 4

December 15, 2007

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

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28 thoughts on “Colossians 4”

  1. that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ,

    The mystery of Christ … you know a person whose conversation is always full of grace would seem like a mysterious person … it’s unusual to find such people who always speak that way…

    It would mean never condemning or finger pointing … gossiping or laying blame.

  2. that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ,

    The mystery of Christ … you know a person whose conversation is always full of grace would seem like a mysterious person … it’s unusual to find such people who always speak that way…

    It would mean never condemning or finger pointing … gossiping or laying blame.

  3. No, Wendy I haven’t read it. I don’t think it has arrived in Australia yet but I will keep my eye for it.

  4. No, Wendy I haven’t read it. I don’t think it has arrived in Australia yet but I will keep my eye for it.

  5. I also think a conversation full of grace would not just be about not condemning etc. but about positively building someone up. Because of God’s grace He doesn’t hold our shortcomings against us so we can encourage others without the need to point out their shortcomings.

  6. I also think a conversation full of grace would not just be about not condemning etc. but about positively building someone up. Because of God’s grace He doesn’t hold our shortcomings against us so we can encourage others without the need to point out their shortcomings.

  7. Yes .. 🙂
    I remember something that jon wrote recently and has been pressing in on since I met him, about accepting everyone as if they are a brother or sister in the Lord even though they may not know it yet and I will add here, even if they hate us. We are admonished to love each other deeply and to love our enemies.

    The book can be read online as well as bought. The author(s), you will see why I have pluralised if you mosey around the site, have opted to allow this … this impresses ME.

    I have read the first chapter online and it is a good example of what we are discussing here. 🙂

    God is such a great coordinator!!!

    I’ll bet He dresses with style LOL

  8. Yes .. 🙂
    I remember something that jon wrote recently and has been pressing in on since I met him, about accepting everyone as if they are a brother or sister in the Lord even though they may not know it yet and I will add here, even if they hate us. We are admonished to love each other deeply and to love our enemies.

    The book can be read online as well as bought. The author(s), you will see why I have pluralised if you mosey around the site, have opted to allow this … this impresses ME.

    I have read the first chapter online and it is a good example of what we are discussing here. 🙂

    God is such a great coordinator!!!

    I’ll bet He dresses with style LOL

  9. Wendy, I had a bit of a read of the Jake Colsen story. Unfortunately I’m not a great lover of those kind of narratives, even though it seems to have a good message. I feel like I’m wading through treacle to get to the point. Nevertheless I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  10. Wendy, I had a bit of a read of the Jake Colsen story. Unfortunately I’m not a great lover of those kind of narratives, even though it seems to have a good message. I feel like I’m wading through treacle to get to the point. Nevertheless I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  11. Colossians 4 – 12
    ….. he is always WRESTLING in prayer for you…..
    What a faithful friend!

    Nice to join your group!
    Thanks
    Alison C

  12. Colossians 4 – 12
    ….. he is always WRESTLING in prayer for you…..
    What a faithful friend!

    Nice to join your group!
    Thanks
    Alison C

  13. Nice to have you join us Alison. Epaphras was indeed a good friend.

    Now that we have finished Colossians I’m about to take a three week break as I’m going away so I hope you’ll all come back after that.

  14. Nice to have you join us Alison. Epaphras was indeed a good friend.

    Now that we have finished Colossians I’m about to take a three week break as I’m going away so I hope you’ll all come back after that.

  15. v.1 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

    If slaves were treated right and fair, slavery would collapse of it own accord.

  16. v.1 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

    If slaves were treated right and fair, slavery would collapse of it own accord.

  17. v.3-4 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.

    Paul is more interested in the gospel having an open door than he is in himself having an open door out of jail!

  18. v.3-4 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.

    Paul is more interested in the gospel having an open door than he is in himself having an open door out of jail!

  19. v.6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

    (From Constable’s commentary) "A child of God should have a conversation that deters evil. It should withhold evil rather than promote it. I think it also means that a Christian should not be boring."

  20. v.6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

    (From Constable’s commentary) "A child of God should have a conversation that deters evil. It should withhold evil rather than promote it. I think it also means that a Christian should not be boring."

  21. v.12-13 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.

    Epaphras is regarded as working hard for the Colossians and others even though he wasn’t with them at this time. Yet he was with them through his prayers.

  22. v.12-13 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.

    Epaphras is regarded as working hard for the Colossians and others even though he wasn’t with them at this time. Yet he was with them through his prayers.

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