In this Psalm of praise, the whole of God’s church is singing to him and commanded to go out in witness to all the nations of earth. Do we also have a heart for all the nations?
Paul concludes his letter to the Colossian church with an exhortation that words and works must go together in order for the gospel to be shared. Prayer plays an important role in evangelism.
As Paul continues his letter to the church in Colossae he writes of the form that the Christian life should take. It will involve new passions, new speech, a new community, and new relationships.
Christians are people who have been saved by grace, through faith in Jesus. Paul writes to remind his readers to continue to grow deeper in faith in Jesus over time, trusting in Him for our fullness and freedom.
If Jesus is risen and reigns supreme over all things, how should this reality shape our own lives and the life of the local church? As we begin Paul’s letter to the Colossians we begin to understand the magnificence of what has been done for us through Jesus.