Colossians 4 … encouragement

4:1 Masters (one with authority, control), give unto your servants (devoted workers) that which is just (equitable) and equal (in proportion); knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 2 Continue in prayer, and watch (stay alert) in the same with thanksgiving; 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us... Continue Reading →

Colossians 3 … life in Messiah

Colossians 3 ... life in Messiah 3:1 If ye then be risen (in company) with Christ, seek those things which are above*, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (*this is a Hebrew idiom - G511 ἀνώτερος anoteros (a-nō'-te-ros) adj. “in a former part of the book.” Meaning the Torah [or Pentateuch]) John 1:1-2... Continue Reading →

Colossians 2:9-23 … Nailed It!

Colossians 2:9-23 ... Nailed It! 9 For in him dwelleth (to dwell permanent) all the fulness of the Godhead* bodily. (*G2320 θεότης theotes (the-o'-tees) n. divinity (abstractly). This points to the many manifestations of YHWH whether it be in the Son, Yeshua, or as the Holy Spirit, but there too, as the burning bush, the pillar... Continue Reading →

Colossians 2:1-8 … trying to outsmart YHWH

Colossians 2:1-8 ... trying to outsmart YHWH 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict (struggle or anxiety) I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 That their hearts might be comforted (urgently counsel, encourage or admonish), being knit together... Continue Reading →

Colossians 1:20-29 ..Bringing it all together

Colossians 1:20-29 ..Bringing it all together 20 And, having made peace (to harmonize*) through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile (to restore to friendship) all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. (*to bring into consonance or accord) 21 And you, that were sometime... Continue Reading →

Colossians 1:1-19 … tough times, tougher Paul

Colossians 1:1-19 ... tough times, tougher Paul Colossians  was written, according to the text, by Paul the Apostle and Timothy to the Church in Colossae, a small Phrygian city near Laodicea and approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Ephesus in Asia Minor. Members of the congregation at Colossae had incorporated pagan elements into their practice,... Continue Reading →

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