Thursday, July 9, 2015


If you are looking for the posts about

God's Amazing Blessing
Announcement—I'm moving!

here's the link to the first Part: 

Then follow the arrows at the bottom of each post to the next Part.
There are 10 parts in all.
I recommend that you read each part, there are amazing details—
and God took care of each and every one! 


This post is the continuation of my Study of Colossians.
And when this epistle has been read before you, [see] that it is read also in the assembly (the church) of the Laodiceans, and also [see] that you yourselves in turn read the [letter that comes to you] from Laodicea.And say to Archippus, See that you discharge carefully [the duties of] the ministry and fulfill the stewardship which you have received in the Lord.I, Paul, [add this final] greeting, writing with my own hand. Remember I am still in prison and in chains. May grace (God’s unmerited favor and blessing) be with you! Amen (so be it). Colossians 4:16-18 (AMP)
First READ the letters. Important information for the church. This can be applied to us, as read the Bible. That's the only way to truly KNOW what the Bible says. 

Second, encourage Archippus, who was a minister of the Gospel. Encourage him and pray that he remain true to God's teachings as there were (are) many the false teachers.

Lastly, Paul reminds him that he is in prison but God's grace is sufficient for him and the Colossians. 

1. Am I reading God's Word so that I know what it says? 
2. Am I praying for and encouraging those in ministry positions so that they remain true to God's Word in their personal lives and as they teach others? 
3. Do I accept God's grace and realize that it is all sufficient, no matter my situation? 

In order to answer, "Yes" to each question, my heart must be permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31, MSG). 

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