Category Archives: Colossians

A Lovely Prayer

He’s one of those guys we don’t really know much about. His name found only a couple of times in the “credits” of Paul’s letters. The credits–you know, that list of names that scrolls by your eyes as you get … Continue reading

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From Knowledge to Knowledge

Started in on Colossians this morning. First thing that comes to mind, “How did he do it?” How did Paul pray for all these churches? With all that he had on the go, often working by night and preaching by … Continue reading

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Good News Proof of Good News Power

It’s the repetition that grabs your attention–that this is a big deal to Paul. Twice Paul writes that he and his cohort “could bear it no longer.” Here’s a guy who’s been through it all, but this, this is beyond … Continue reading

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Priming the Pump

Finished up Colossians 2 this morning. Re-running some thoughts on this passage from 5 years ago . . . How is it that two people can be sitting in the same pew (or row of chairs) . . . on … Continue reading

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Seasoned by Grace

There’s being honest, and then there’s being brutally honest. Speaking the facts in a way that are helpful, versus relaying them in a way that is harmful. It’s the same truth being spoken–the difference is in the seasoning being used. … Continue reading

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Do It Together!

Paul wrote because some form of deceptive teaching was threatening to destabilize their heavenly calling. While what was being laid down had the “appearance of wisdom in promoting self made religion,” to pick it up provided no help whatsoever “in … Continue reading

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Disarmed and Not Dangerous

We talk about spiritual warfare and, to be sure, we wrestle not against flesh and blood (Eph. 6:12). The rulers, the authorities, the cosmic powers over this present darkness, the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places align themselves … Continue reading

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