For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[a]
so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[b] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
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.
Summary: Good works have a great misunderstanding across the various denominations of the church today. Paul prays that we will live a life worth of God and be fruitful in every good work. He challenges us to live differently than the world around us.
Summary: God sent Jesus into this world so that we could know more Who God is. Jesus sent His followers, believers, into the world so that non-believers could know better Who Jesus is. Why? To present everyone perfect in Christ. Christ in You the hope of glory.