The Colossians should be encouraged by the power of the gospel at work in them as it is around the world and know.
Published November 7th, 2022
MAIN IDEA: the gospel produced faith and love among the Colossians, just as it did across the world and that was made known to Paul, causing him to pray and thank God.
INTENDED RESPONSE: Be encouraged in your faith by the power of the gospel at work in Colossea as it is around the world.
f We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
when we pray for you,
since we heard of g your faith in Christ Jesus
and of g the love that you have for all the saints,
because of h the hope i laid up for you in heaven.
Of this you have heard before in j the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you,
as indeed k in the whole world it is l bearing fruit and increasing—
as it also does among you, since the day you m heard it and understood n the grace of God in truth,
just as you learned it from o Epaphras our beloved p fellow servant. 1
He is p a faithful minister of Christ on your 2 behalf
and has made known to us your q love in the Spirit.