Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of
God, and Timothy our brother, to God’s holy
people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and
sisters in Christ:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father.
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because
we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus
and of the love you have for all God’s people
the faith and love that spring from the hope
stored up for you in heaven and about which
you have already heard in the true message
of the gospel that has come to you.
In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit
and growing throughout the whole world—
just as it has been doing among you since the
day you heard it and truly understood God’s
You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow
servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on
our behalf, and who also told us of your love
in the Spirit.
For this reason, since the day we heard about
you, we have not stopped praying for you.
We continually ask God to fill you with the
knowledge of his will through all the wisdom
and understanding that the Spirit gives,
so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord
and please him in every way: bearing fruit in
every good work, growing in the knowledge
of God, being strengthened with all power
according to his glorious might so that you
may have great endurance and patience,
and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who
has qualified you to share in the inheritance
of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
he has rescued us from the dominion of
darkness and brought us into the kingdom of
the Son he loves, in whom we have
redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Growing in Christ
which is demonstrated by bearing fruit.
In the first section (v3-8), Paul and Timothy give thanks
• The Gospel has Taken Root
• This Young Church is already Bearing Fruit
And then in the next section (v9-18), Paul and Timothy
PRAY for the church that:
• They will continue to increase in Wisdom and
• Continue to Bear even more Good Fruit
Faith In Jesus
Love for One Another
Understanding God’s Grace
the love you have for ALL God’s people