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Read Colossians 1:11-20


Read Colossians 1:11-20

11–12May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from his glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience. And with joy give thanks tob the Father, who has made you fit to have your share of what God has reserved for his people in the kingdom of light. 13He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us safe into the kingdom of his dear Son, 14by whom we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven.
15 Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God. He is the firstborn Son, superior to all created things. 16For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him. 17Christ existed before all things, and in union with him all things have their proper place. 18He is the head of his body, the church; he is the source of the body’s life. He is the firstborn Son, who was raised from death, in order that he alone might have the first place in all things. 19For it was by God’s own decision that the Son has in himself the full nature of God. 20Through the Son, then, God decided to bring the whole universe back to himself. God made peace through his Son’s bloodc on the cross and so brought back to himself all things, both on earth and in heaven. [1]

Think

After Paul prays for us to be ‘made strong’ he reminds us who we are praying to.  Think about it.

Pray

11–12May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from his glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience. And with joy give thanks tob the Father, who has made you fit to have your share of what God has reserved for his people in the kingdom of light.


b with patience. And with joy give thanks to; or with patience and joy. And give thanks to.
14 1.14: Eph 1:7
18 1.18: Eph 1:22, 23
20 1.20: Eph 2:16
c his Son’s blood; or his Son’s sacrificial death.
[1] American Bible Society. (1992). The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation (2nd ed.). New York: American Bible Society.
b with patience. And with joy give thanks to; or with patience and joy. And give thanks to.

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