Thursday 19 March 2009

United in the gospel, Partners for Christ (Colossians 4:7-18)

  1. Tychicus: The one sent to evangelize the world, returns to encourage the church (4:7-9)
  2. The few Jews (Aristarchus, Mark, Justus): The remaining chosen few become the few choosing to remain (4:10-11)
  3. Epaphras: The one who teaches the gospel faithfully, prays for faithfulness to the gospel (4:12-13, 1:7)
  4. Luke: The one who uses his profession to support the gospel, is known for his profession in proclaiming the gospel (4:14)
  5. Paul: The one who proclaims the sufferings of Christ, suffers for the propagation of Christ (4:18, 1:24-27)

28We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. 29To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.

Colossians 1:28-29

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