Colossians 1: 24-29

Paul’s Labor for the Church

24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

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Bonnie
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Bonnie

When I first read today’s Scriptures, I must admit I was a little put off by Paul’s claims that he was suffering for the Christian Church!! My thought was other than telling them about Jesus, what long Term impact did Paul’s suffering do, to improve the lives of the Church!!! Not even close to what Jesus did on the cross!! The sufferings of Christ Jesus’s suffering changed Heaven!! He gave a final atonement for our sins when He died for our sins!! When I read the commentary it didn’t really pinpoint the exact thing that Paul had done to able… Read more »

Michele
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Yes, initially, I feel how you feel. To me, if feels as though Paul walks a thin line sometimes. It’s a bold and boastful statement. In the end, he says it’s Christ working powerfully in him.
We all suffer when we stand for Christ. I imagine he is saying that in his own way.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I can except that view!!
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Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

I agree, the bible shows us how human the disciples were especially Paul and Peter- they were the most outspoken and impulsive, quick to brag but also quick to repent, and they also suffered much for Jesus. In all their humanity I think they have earned our respect and appreciation 🙂

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Christ in us! Everything we believe hinges on this, the indwelling Holy Spirit filling us with God’s love and enabling us to live for Him- without Him we are lost and our lives count for nothing…Soooo grateful this morning!!