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Colossians 1
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Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy.G3972G652G2424G5547G1223G2307G2316G2532G5095G80 2We are writing to God's holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. May God our Father give you grace and peace.G40G2532G4103G80G1722G5547G1722G2857G5485G5213G2532G1515G575G2316G2257G3962G2532G2962G2424G5547

Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer

3We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.G2168G2316G2532G3962G2257G2962G2424G5547G4336G3842G4012G5216 4For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God's people,G191G5216G4102G1722G5547G2424G2532G26G3588G1519G3956G40 5which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News.G1223G1680G3588G606G5213G1722G3772G3739G4257G1722G3056G225G2098 6This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God's wonderful grace.G3588G3918G1519G5209G2531G2532G1722G3956G2889G2532G2076G2592G2531G2532G1722G5213G575G3739G2250G191G2532G1921G5485G2316G1722G225 7You learned about the Good News from Epaphras, our beloved co-worker. He is Christ's faithful servant, and he is helping us on your behalf.G2531G3129G2532G3129G575G1889G2257G27G4889G3739G2076G5228G5216G4103G1249G5547 8He has told us about the love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you.G3588G2532G1213G2254G5216G26G1722G4151 9So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.G1223G5124G2249G2532G575G3739G2250G191G3973G3756G3973G4336G5228G5216G2532G154G2443G4137G1922G846G2307G1722G3956G4678G2532G4152G4907 10Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.G5209G4043G516G2962G1519G3956G699G2592G1722G3956G18G2041G2532G837G1519G1922G2316 11We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,G1412G1722G3956G1411G2596G846G1391G2904G1519G3956G5281G2532G3115G3326G5479 12always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.G2168G3962G3588G2427G2248G2427G1519G3310G2819G40G1722G5457 13For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,G3739G4506G2248G1537G1849G4655G2532G3179G1519G932G846G26G5207 14who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.G1722G3739G2192G629G1223G846G129G859G266

Christ Is Supreme

15Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,G3739G2076G1504G517G2316G4416G3956G2937 16for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.G3754G1722G846G2936G3956G2936G1722G3772G2532G1909G1093G3707G2532G517G1535G2362G1535G2963G1535G746G1535G1849G3956G2936G1223G846G2532G1519G846 17He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.G2532G846G2076G4253G3956G2532G1722G846G3956G4921 18Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything.G2532G846G2076G2776G4983G1577G3739G2076G746G4416G1537G3498G2443G1722G3956G846G1096G4409 19For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,G2106G3754G1722G846G2730G3956G4138G2730 20and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ's blood on the cross.G2532G1517G1223G129G846G4716G1223G846G604G3956G1519G846G1223G846G1535G1909G1093G1535G1722G3772 21This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.G2532G5209G5607G4218G526G2532G2190G1271G1722G4190G2041G1161G3570G604 22Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.G1722G4983G846G4561G1223G2288G3936G5209G40G2532G299G2532G410G846G2714 23But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God's servant to proclaim it.G1489G1961G4102G2311G2532G1476G2532G3361G3334G575G1680G2098G3739G191G3588G2784G1722G3956G2937G5259G3772G3739G1473G3972G1096G1249

Paul’s Work for the Church

24I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for his body, the church.G3739G3568G5463G1722G3450G3804G5228G5216G2532G466G5303G2347G5547G1722G3450G4561G5228G846G4983G5228G3603G1577 25God has given me the responsibility of serving his church by proclaiming his entire message to you.G3739G1473G1096G1249G2596G3622G2316G3588G1325G3427G1519G5209G4137G3056G2316 26This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God's people.G3466G3588G613G575G165G2532G575G1074G1161G3570G5319G846G40 27For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.G3739G2316G2309G1107G5101G4149G1391G5127G3466G1722G1484G3739G2076G5547G1722G5213G1680G1391 28So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.G3739G2249G2605G3560G3956G444G2532G1321G3956G444G1722G3956G4678G2443G3936G3956G444G5046G1722G5547G2424 29That's why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ's mighty power that works within me.G1519G3739G2872G2532G2872G75G2596G846G1753G3588G1754G1722G1698G1722G1411


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