Dear Church Family and Friends:
In the book of Colossians, Paul is writing to the followers in the region of Colassae. He is detailing how Christ should be first and foremost in the lives of each professing Christian. Â According to Paul’s writing in this letter, Christians should not be so erratic in their faith that the world cannot see a difference. Â Wow, Paul could be speaking to us today! It amazes me how many churchgoers believe that the Word of God is not pertinent to the world today. Â The Apostle Paul himself is detailing in the book of Colossians how an inconsistent life affects the ministry of the Gospel. Â In chapter 4 and verse 12, Paul speaks of a fellow servant of Christ by the name of Epaphras. Note how he distinguishes Epaphras – “always laboring fervently for you in prayers“. I would ask you to imagine how much each of us could get done if we had just one person “laboring fervently in prayers” for us. Â Better yet, consider how much more we could accomplish if each of us would “labor fervently in prayers” for others. Not only would we feel differently about one another, but our Christian lives would be much more consistent and we would be putting Christ in the place He belongs. Oh that each of us could be remembered and recognized as “always laboring fervently for others in prayers” and “having a great zeal” for out fellow servants in Christ!
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