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Devotional Thought : Colossians 4:6

June 12, 2012

Let your conversation be always full of grace. Colossians 4:6 Recently, I was challenged by this verse. In the space of a few weeks, I experienced several disappointments. I didn’t get the job I expected, a family member required more surgery than expected and I came down with a bad cold. Suddenly I found myself…

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Devotional Thought : Colossians 2:23

December 16, 2007

Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence. Colossians 2:23 Paul is referring to “human commands and teachings” and hits on the reason why man-made rules are so attractive—they have the appearance…

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Devotional Thought : Colossians 1:15

December 9, 2007

He is the image of the invisible God. Colossians 1:15 This thought is repeated elsewhere, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9) and again “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being” (Hebrews 1:3). Sometimes we struggle with this. We…

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Devotional Thought : Colossians 3:16

April 16, 2006

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16 The word gratitude comes from the same word as the word freedom. When something is ‘gratis’, it’s free.…

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