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Colossians 1 - AMP

2 To the saints (the consecrated people of God) and Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.believing and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace (spiritual favor and blessing) to you and peace from God our Father. 3 We Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament: ``Continually" belongs with ``give thanks," not elsewhere.continually give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), as we are praying for you, 4 For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which you for all the saints (God's consecrated ones), 5 Because of the hope laid up (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.reserved and waiting) for you in heaven. Of this you heard in the past in the message of the truth of the Gospel, 6 Which has come to you. Indeed, in the whole world is bearing fruit and still is growing Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon., even as it has done among yourselves ever since the day you first heard and came to know and understand the grace of God in truth. 7 You so learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ in our stead and as our representative and Many ancient manuscripts read ``yours."yours. 8 Also he has informed us of your love in the Spirit. 9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make request for you, that you may be filled with the Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things-- 10 That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God . 11 that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, 12 Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God's holy people) in the Light. 13 has delivered and Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son Literal translation.of His love, 14 In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins. 15 He is the Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation in the Language of the People: Strong terms--thus translated ``exact likeness."exact likeness of the unseen God ; He is the Firstborn of all creation. 16 For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him and in and for Him. 17 And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together). 18 He also is the Head of body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place . 19 For it has pleased that all the divine fullness (the sum total of the divine perfection, powers, and attributes) should dwell in Him Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.permanently. 20 And God purposed that through (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.by the service, the intervention of) Him all things should be completely reconciled Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, made peace by means of the blood of His cross. 21 And although you at one time were estranged and alienated from Him and were of hostile attitude of mind in your wicked activities, 22 Yet now has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and faultless and irreproachable in His presence. 23 provided that you continue to Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.stay with and in the faith , well-grounded and settled and steadfast, not shifting or moving away from the hope the glad tidings (the Gospel), which you heard and which has been preached Adam Clarke, The Holy Bible with A Commentary. to every person under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister. 24 now I rejoice in Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.the midst of my sufferings on your behalf. And in my own person I am making up whatever is still lacking and remains to be completed of Christ's afflictions, for the sake of His body, which is the church. 25 In it I became a minister in accordance with the divine Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.stewardship which was entrusted to me for you , to make the Word of God fully known -- 26 The mystery of which was hidden for ages and generations , but is now revealed to His holy people (the saints), 27 To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of glory. 28 Him we preach and proclaim, warning and admonishing everyone and instructing everyone in all wisdom (Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God), that we may present every person mature (full-grown, fully initiated, complete, and perfect) in Christ (the Anointed One). 29 For this I labor , striving with all the Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.superhuman energy which He so mightily enkindles and works within me.

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Ron Tuit avatar
A Hymn to the Supremacy of Christ- Part 1
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Jan, 2017
Summary: The Church in Colossae was being attacked with doctrines concerning the worship of angels this message includes what is thought to be an early hymn glorifying Christ as the Creator and Supreme over all creation.
Series: Colossians
Rick Burdette avatar
The Sermon Begins in the Parking Lot
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Dec, 2016
Summary: Welcome, Connection, Visitors, Family
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Scripture: Colossians 1:17
Views: 67
Perry Greene avatar
In the Image of God
Shared by: Perry Greene on Dec, 2016
Summary: Jesus came to seek and save the lost as our Savior and Redeemer. He also came to display and restore the image of God in the world.
Rick Burdette avatar
The Manger and the Cross
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Dec, 2016
Summary: Jesus, God's Plan & Gift, Sacrifice, Love
C. Philip Green avatar
Fullness of Life
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Nov, 2016
Summary: To enjoy fullness of life even in the troubles of life, trust Jesus to be Lord of your life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-23
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 87
David Owens avatar
Why I Believe in Jesus
Shared by: David Owens on Nov, 2016
Summary: This is a basic defense and explanation of why a person should put their faith in Jesus and why they should believe that He is the Lord.
Gordon Weatherby avatar
Focused In On Ministry
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Nov, 2016
Summary: Once Paul accepted the Superiority of Christ in his own life he was able to Put Christ and His Church first in his life even to the point of enduring suffering because of what Christ had done for him.
Series: Colossians
Ron Tuit avatar
The Present Fruit of Heavenly Hope
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Nov, 2016
Summary: The Letter of Paul to the Colossians has very strong significance for the issues which face the Church today. This "prison letter" is a letter of hope and clear teaching on the deity of Jesus.
Series: Colossians
Ron Tuit avatar
Growing Up in Christ
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Nov, 2016
Summary: Paul's prayer for the Church in Colossae is God's desire for the Church today. We are taught the principle of "walking worthy" of the Lord, being empowered by Him, in constant thankfulness.
Series: Colossians
Gordon Weatherby avatar
The Supremacy of Jesus Christ
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Nov, 2016
Summary: But both the acts of creation, and also His authority over the Church Jesus has proven Himself to be supreme over all, and is worthy of our worship.
Series: Colossians
Gordon Weatherby avatar
Give Thanks To God
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Nov, 2016
Summary: This first sermon in the series on the book of Colossians was used on the occasion of Thanksgiving Weekend. It looks at the three things for which Paul was Thankful in almost all of his epistles: Faith, Hope, and Love
Series: Colossians
Gordon Weatherby avatar
The Gospel Of Jesus Christ To The Church At Colossae
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Nov, 2016
Summary: The gospel message ofJesus Christ is the essence of teaching by those of the early Church. The question is, How do we respond to that Gospel message? The Church at Colossae received it, sent it out, and found it to be the Power of God.
Series: Colossians
Elmer Towns avatar
Learning Prayer form the Early Church
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Focus of Prayer
Scripture: Colossians 1:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 45
Paul Barreca avatar
Four Characteristics of Spiritual Maturity
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Oct, 2016
Summary: Practice these four traits that Paul prayed his friends would possess, and you will grow in your spiritual maturity.
Paul Barreca avatar
He Is: The Power of Christ for the Problems of Life
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Oct, 2016
Summary: Jesus holds everything in this universe together, and He will hold you together if you trust in Him.
Paul Barreca avatar
Life Change - the Power of Christ in Me
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Gospel changes our lives.
Paul Barreca avatar
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Sep, 2016
Summary: Christians should stay true to the Gospel because we have been rescued from sin.
Paul Barreca avatar
Relationships - How the Gospel Links Every Believer to Christ
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Sep, 2016
Summary: What is the answer for a church drifting toward embracing the CULTURE over CHRIST? The ANSWER is CHRIST!
Byron Perrine avatar
Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life Regardless of Age or Circumstances
Shared by: Byron Perrine on Jul, 2016
Summary: This is an adaptation of a sermon shared Oct. 2000 by Brian Bill that builds upon 6 statements of purpose that he identifies in the writings of Paul. When actualized, these purposes provide meaning to life regardless of age or difficulty of circumstances.
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-28
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 254
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Humpty Dumpty
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2016
Summary: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; Humpty Dumpty shouted Amen; God can put me together again. Beloved, Carpe Diem “Seize the day”
Coz von avatar
Can Science Create Life?
Shared by: Coz von on Jul, 2016
Summary: modern science is creating new organs and manipulating DNA. Can Science Create Life?
Ed Cheng avatar
God's Purpose For My Life (Living With An Eternal Perspective)
Shared by: Ed Cheng on Jul, 2016
Summary: God has a specific purpose for your life. It is that you come to know Him intimately and enjoy His presence in a relationship that is deeply personal and satisfying. This glorifies Him when you know Him in such a way!
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Scripture: Colossians 1:15-16
Views: 1,656
Gerald Roberts avatar
"What Makes The Church Beautiful?"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jul, 2016
Summary: The message shares what makes us beautiful it is faith in Christ, Love, endurance, and God the one who enables.
Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 396
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2016
Summary: As Christians we must grow each day of our lives.
Christopher Benfield avatar
An Encourager like Epaphras
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Epaphras was little known to many, but precious and valuable to Paul. Our churches are filled with those who receive little recognition, but contribute much. We need their continued devotion and service.
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Scripture: Colossians 1:7-4:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 451
Paul Norwood avatar
The Way of the Cross Leads (to a Blessed) Home
Shared by: Paul Norwood on May, 2016
Summary: Applying some characteristics of "the way of the cross" to our marriages can lead to a blessed home.
Rick Crandall avatar
Worship the Lord!
Shared by: Rick Crandall on May, 2016
Summary: Worship the Lord! 1. Because Jesus is our supplier (vs. 1-11). 2. Because Jesus is supreme (vs. 15-17). 3. Because Jesus is our Savior (vs. 12-14, 18).
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Scripture: Colossians 1:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 967
Perry Greene avatar
Enough With Jesus
Shared by: Perry Greene on Apr, 2016
Summary: We have all we need with Jesus for our walk with God. We don't need works or traditions along with him, just Jesus.
Series: Colossians
Darryl  Bell avatar
Our Incomparable Christ: Creatoin
Shared by: Darryl Bell on Apr, 2016
Summary: Jesus' role in creation gives meaning and purpose to our lives.
Series: All for You
Darryl  Bell avatar
Our Incomparable Christ: Incarnation
Shared by: Darryl Bell on Apr, 2016
Summary: Explore the huge step of God becoming human and what that means for God understanding our struggles.