Encouraging Believers

Encouraging Believers

Beloved brothers, today we begin our study of the apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians. We hope that it will bless and edify each of you.

Colossians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. [NASB1995®]

From prison, Paul sends this letter to the church in a small, but prosperous city in Asia called Colossae.
The person who delivers the letter is one of the leaders of the congregation: Epaphras. The believers in Colossae were surrounded by heresy and gnostic philosophy, as were many other churches during that time.

What does Paul intend to do in this epistle? He wants to encourage the believers in Colossae to look to Christ and see him as LORD, all-sufficient in every area of their lives: home, work, society, relationships… All our life should be based on this premise: Christ is sufficient.

Knowing Jesus more every day is our greatest need. We desperately need a deeper understanding of who He is, of what He has done and is doing in us (and in the world). How we live, what is important, it is all connected with having a deeper and more profound vision of God each day.

May the study of this letter lead us to contemplate the beauty of Christ and may we be transformed into His image by the Holy Spirit each day! God bless you!

Scripture quotation taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Translation By: Emily Stader

Sebastián Winkler (169)

Sebastián Winkler lives in General Pinto, a small town in the interior of Argentina, and serves the Lord in the Baptist Church of his city as a teacher of Bible studies. He is a Professor of Literature, he likes music, reading and sharing the Bible with others.
He is married to Karina they have two daughters named Julia and Emilia.
He is the main author in his blog: engraciaysabiduria.com (in spanish)

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