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Colossians 1 - NIV

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters[a] in Christ:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father.[b]

Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—

5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel

6 that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.

7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant,[c] who is a faithful minister of Christ on our[d] behalf,

8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

9 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,[e]

10 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,

11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[f] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

The Supremacy of the Son of God


a. Colossians 1:2 Some manuscripts Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
b. Colossians 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 4:15.
c. Colossians 1:7 Some manuscripts your
d. Colossians 1:7 Or slave
e. Colossians 1:9 Or all spiritual wisdom and understanding
f. Colossians 1:12 {#dedup}Some manuscripts us{/dedup}

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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.
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Scripture: Colossians 1:13-20
Views: 8
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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.
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Shared by: Paul Barreca on Sep, 2016
Summary: Christians should stay true to the Gospel because we have been rescued from sin.
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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!
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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”
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
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2016
Summary: As Christians we must grow each day of our lives.
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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: 453
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: 972
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
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Hope Begins
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Apr, 2016
Summary: The beginning of an Easter sermon series. There is so much messed up in the world. Why? Hopelessness. The resurrection of Jesus gives us hope!
Series: Hope Rising
Scripture: Colossians 1:5-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 232
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Beautiful Failure
Shared by: Doug Gorman on Apr, 2016
Summary: I am a beautiful failure. All true believers are...
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Lessons from Paul's Salutations
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Nov, 2015
Summary: It is most amazing to me how the apostle Paul opens his letters to the churches. This sermon concentrates on the salutation used in the letter to the Colossians and provides insight into how we could or should interact with each other. Praise be to God!
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The Worship of a Worthy Walk
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Nov, 2015
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.
Scripture: Colossians 1:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 650
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How do we live a life that pleases God
Shared by: Darrin Fish on Sep, 2015
Summary: We as Christians need to stop and evaluate our lives. • We need to get out of our comfort zones • So that we seek a deeper relationship.
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Scripture: Colossians 1:9-14
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 680
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The Positive Message of the Gospel is Simple
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2015
Summary: Our preaching should be simple, and incorporate positive examples.
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Great News About A Great Savior
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Nov, 2014
Summary: The Gospel bears fruit in the lives of believers. The Apostle Paul's prayer for the believers in Colosse reveals what that fruit should be.
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Jesus is Greater Than Anything
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Nov, 2014
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.
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Scripture: Colossians 1:12-29
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 669
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
Understanding Grace
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Aug, 2015
Summary: Why Grace contains everything we need to grow and bear fruit
Scripture: Colossians 1:6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 475
Larry Turner avatar
Accept, Expect, Endure, Embrace
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2015
Summary: To walk in joy with must do four things. Accept where we are at in life. Expect a better life ahead. Endure hardships. Embrace our circumstances.
Greg Gordon avatar
The Early Church was a Unified Body
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. - Colossians 1:2 It is amazing when we take a bird's eye view of the bible or step back and consider things we usually don' .
Davon Huss avatar
Colossal Colossians
Shared by: Davon Huss on Apr, 2015
Summary: Colossians lets us know that we have a colossal Lord, a colossal faith, and a colossal baptism (Outline from Alger Fitch's book, Reading Between the Lines", section on Colossians and Philemon). I used as a Bible study on Colossians but can be a sermon)
David Henderson avatar
The 5 Finger Prayer
Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2015
Summary: Do you ever have trouble thinking of something to say when you are talking to a friend? I do
Scripture: Colossians 1:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 298
David Taylor avatar
The People of God
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2015
Summary: The Series of Colossians, entitled "The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ" God gives His Church a New Identity. God gives His Church new resources.
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Praying for the Church: Gospel Gratitude
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2015
Summary: The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ, part 2 Gospel Fruit brings gospel gratitude. Be Thankful for Gospel Belie Be Thankful For Gospel Transformation