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Simply Colossians Introduction Part 2

Simply Colossians Introduction Part 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 in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Colossians 1:1-2, NKJV) The city of Colosse was the smallest and least important city that Paul ever wrote a letter to. In a sense, writing this letter to this church did not work effectively to spread the gospel. Why would he invest the time and attention? Something was wrong in the church in...

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Odds and Sods Vol 2 Issue 25

Odds and Sods Vol 2 Issue 25 This hurricane season is having quite an impact on people. It breaks my heart. The people in Puerto Rico are U.S citizens. I served in the military with a number of Puerto Ricans. We need to help. Their territory was already in a very poor financial situation. Is God speaking to us in this? Cheryl was off this past week. I took off as much as possible. On Thursday we went to the Eastern States Exposition, otherwise known as the Big E! It is really a state fair for the six states of...

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Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 24

Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 24 Here some great links I came across this week: When God used a hurricane to “relocate” a church Eight Reasons to Cling to Scripture in Suffering New Film about the Apostle Paul Will Star James Faulkner and Jim Caviezel Your Tithe Doesn’t Have to Go to Your Church, Say Evangelical Leaders Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim Boston College students attacked in France forgive attacker, ask for prayers for her Senate Republicans Unveil Bill Allowing Federal Disaster Aid for Houses of Worship Remember Whose Name You’re...

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Simply Colossians Introduction

Simply Colossians Introduction 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 in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Colossians 1:1-2, NKJV) Following in the tradition of letter writing in that day, the author’s name is given first. The author was Paul; he wrote the letter while in Roman custody, under house arrest (Colossians 4:3, 4:10, and 4:18), probably from Rome and around a.d. 63. Paul most likely wrote the letter in response to the visit of...

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Jesus Has All Authority

Jesus Has All Authority And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. (Matthew 7:28-29, NKJV) His audience could not but notice that Jesus taught with an authority lacking in the other teachers in His day, who often only quoted other rabbis. Jesus spoke with inherent authority, and the authority of God’s revealed Word. “The scribes spoke by authority, resting all they said on traditions of what had been said before. Jesus spake with authority, out of His own soul.” – F.F....

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Today’s Bible Verse & Christian Quote

Today’s Bible Verse:

Colossians 2:9-10; For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Today’s Christian Quote:

“In the Ephesian Epistle the church is the primary object, and the thought passes upward to Christ as the head of the church. In the Colossian Epistle, Christ is the primary object, and the thought passes downward to the church as the body of Christ.” – William Sanday

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