FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL

Col 1:9-11  “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good … Continue reading FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL

THE GOSPEL IS COME UNTO YOU

Col 1:6-8  “Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of … Continue reading THE GOSPEL IS COME UNTO YOU

SINCE WE HEARD OF YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST

Col 1:3-5  “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word … Continue reading SINCE WE HEARD OF YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST

TO THE SAINTS AND FAITHFUL BRETHREN IN CHRIST

Col 1:1-2  “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” There has been much speculation over the years as to why Saul’s … Continue reading TO THE SAINTS AND FAITHFUL BRETHREN IN CHRIST

THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOUR SPIRIT

Phm 1:23-25  “There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus; Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.” Having made his plea to Philemon on Onesimus’ behalf and pledged himself to visit Philemon, Lord willing, Paul brings this letter to a close. In closing, he assures … Continue reading THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOUR SPIRIT

HAVING CONFIDENCE IN THY OBEDIENCE

Phm 1:21-22  “Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say. But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.” When we are relying on the direction of the Holy Spirit, we find assurance … Continue reading HAVING CONFIDENCE IN THY OBEDIENCE

LET ME HAVE JOY OF THEE

Phm 1:18-20  “If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: … Continue reading LET ME HAVE JOY OF THEE

DEPARTED FOR A SEASON

Phm 1:15-17  “For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.” … Continue reading DEPARTED FOR A SEASON

BEGOTTEN IN BONDS

Phm 1:10-14  “I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he … Continue reading BEGOTTEN IN BONDS

YET FOR LOVE’S SAKE

Phm 1:8-9  “Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.” In this statement, Paul points to the authority he has as an apostle to … Continue reading YET FOR LOVE’S SAKE