Help us with Colossians | Week 3

We are starting this week with Colossians 1:24 and possibly going as far as 2:5.  Please share your thoughts.

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Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at www.psmchurch.com

Posted on June 15, 2010, in Church Business. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. We (all who are in Jesus) are in a Wonderful, Exclusive Family empowered by knowledge and wisdom that only comes through knowing Him. How special is that! And what can we not accomplish, having His mind?! There is nothing! 2:3 In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (So much greater than monetary wealth.)

    However, if we don’t stay under His protection, the enemy will be able to sway us with ideas that sound good. It only takes the slightest change in the Word to make it “not what He said”. Stay close to Him, and the enemy will go running scared! I used to worry so much about being deceived, that I couldn’t enjoy life. I began to, and still do, pray for discernment and wisdom, and my heart beat quickens if I hear something that doesn’t fit what I know. Then I can go back and study or seek council and get better understanding. Paul didn’t sound like he was trying to scare them to death, but to remind them to not ever stop being aware that the enemy is there, waiting for us to not be prepared. But in Him, We are more than conquerors!

  2. I think it’s good to bring clarification to Colossians 1:24, so that we understand that Paul is not saying that the afflictions of Christ are insufficient for salvation. A good cross-reference for this is 2 Timothy 2:10, where he uses similar language but in a more precise form to show how his sufferings are those that are “joined” or “shared” in Christ by Paul as a follower and a teacher.

    Also, further along, in Colossians 2:3, is the reminder that there is NO need for any “extra-biblical” revelation: all knowledge and understanding that we need as believers can be found and satisfied in Christ (the Word).

    Finally, I like the concept that Colossians 2:3 pushes into 2:4, where Paul warns about the false teaching that is within the church at Colossae (this is further explored in 2:8 and then again in 2:16-23), though you may want to save this for allusions to the next teaching.

  3. Thanks, Ivana and Frank!

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