Today’s reading: Colossians 1:1-14

For the next week or so we’re going to read through the book of Colossians. The writer of this book is Paul (with the help of Timothy), and his letter is directed to Christ-followers in Colossae. Paul and Timothy have never met these people, but they have heard about them through Epaphras, a fellow believer who ministered to the people in Colossae and helped plant a church there.

As this letter begins, Paul lets this group know that he and Timothy have been and are consistently praying for them and their spiritual growth.

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” (vs. 9).

He then goes on to encouragingly urge this group of believers to continue walking in faith and growing in Christ.

Imagine yourself as one of the believers in Colossae who received this letter. Were you encouraged? Thankful? Excited? What impact did these beginning verses have on you, and why? What does this passage reveal about the importance of praying for the spiritual growth of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and of coming alongside to encourage one another? Tami

Source: Tami’s Blog