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Colossians 4:18

Read Introduction to Colossians   “This salutation by my own hand—Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.”   This verse is Paul’s specific salutation.   “This salutation by my own hand—Paul.” Paul dictated the Colossian letter to someone else...

Colossians 4:17b

Read Introduction to Colossians   ”And say to Archippus, ‘Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.’”   “which you have received in the Lord” All true ministry is “received in the Lord.”  It comes from God’s...

Colossians 4:17

Read Introduction to Colossians  ”And say to Archippus, ‘Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.’” “And say to Archippus, ‘Take heed to the ministry”Archippus was a minister at Colosse.  Paul challenges the...

Colossians 4:16

Read Introduction to Colossians   “Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.”   “Now when this epistle is read among you”   Paul expects that...

Colossians 4:15

Read Introduction to Colossians   “Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house.”   Now we come to the salutation of the epistle to the Colossians (4:15-18).   “Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea” Laodicea was...

Colossians 4:14b

Read Introduction to Colossians   “Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.”   “and Demas greet you”   This is the Demas who two years later forsook Paul because he loved this present world (II Tim. 4:10). Demas probably did not forsake Christ (cf....