devotion 10-10-15

Colossians 2:1-5 For I want you to know how much I am struggling for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me face to face. 2I want their hearts to be encouraged and united in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have … [Read more…]

devotion 10-8-15

Colossians 1.21-29 21 And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22he has now reconciled* in his fleshly body* through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him— 23provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised … [Read more…]

devotion 10-7-15

Colossians 1.15 – 20 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16for in* him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. 17He himself is before … [Read more…]

devotion 10-6-15

Colossians 1.9-14 9 For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s* will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear … [Read more…]

devotion 10-5-15

Daily Devotion: The Prison Letters – Colossians We have just finished Philippians, Paul’s letter of joy, even though it is clearly written from prison. Colossians is another of what we call Paul’s prison letters (also Ephesians, and Philemon), although it may well have been written at a different time, from a different prison. Some scholars … [Read more…]

devotion 10-03-15

Philippians 4:15-23 15You Philippians indeed know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you alone. 16For even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me help for my needs more than once. 17Not that I seek the … [Read more…]

devotion 10-1-15

Philippians 4.10-14 Acknowledgment of the Philippians’ Gift 10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. 11Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with … [Read more…]

devotion 9-30-15

Philippians 4: 8-9 8 Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and … [Read more…]

devotion 9-29-15

Philippians 4:4 – 7 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses … [Read more…]

devotion 9-28-15

Philippians 4 1Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. 2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these … [Read more…]