Colossians Chapter 4 Discussion

  • GiGi - in Reply on Colossians 4
    Hello, KD

    My understanding is that Paul wrote this letter to the Laodiceans and it was delivered to them. But it either was not preserved by this church or it somehow went out of print. The church does not have any original nor copied documents of this letter preserved.
  • KD7IVS on Colossians 4
    Where can one read the epistle of Laodicea??? Colossians Ch:4 verse16
  • GiGi - in Reply on Colossians 4
    Hello Marcus,

    You can find biographical information on Marcus, mentioned in 1 Peter by asking the question, "Who was Marcus in the Bible?"

    I suggest you read from the Christian sites that explain who he was.
  • Philip Christian Parks on Colossians 4
    RE. Col. 4:16

    Laodicea and Colossae were geographically very close communities with only a very short distance separating the two. Paul refers to the Laodicean Church four times in this epistle (2:1; 4:13, 15, & 16). Due to their very close proximity, both churches surely faced the same theological and doctrinal heresies Paul addressed in this epistle such as the beguiling and "enticing words" (2:4) of "philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after CHRIST" (2:8). For this reason, Paul intended the Laodicean Church to read his epistle to the Colossian Church (4:16): "when this epistle is read among you (the Colossian Church), cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans." The warnings, exhortations, and imperatives also apply to churches throughout the New Testament era until The LORD returns.

    Paul seems to have written an epistle to the Laodicean Church, of which he also instructed the Colossian Church to read as well (4:16b): " and that ye (the Colossian Church) likewise read the epistle from Laodicea." Paul's epistle to the Laodicean Church is now undiscovered.

    Scriptures record Laodicean Church references for the last time in Revelation 1:11 and in 3:14-22 wherein Glorified LORD JESUS CHRIST addressed and rebuked the Laodicean Church for her lukewarmness. Whether Epaphras ( Col. 1:7; 4:12), Nymphas (4:15), and Archippus (4:17) were still ministers of the LORD when CHRIST addressed the Laodicean Church in The Revelation of JESUS CHRIST is conjecture.
  • Laura on Colossians 4
    who was Tychicus and what was his purpose?
  • Susie on Colossians 4
    Let us stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. Time is winding up and the Lord's coming is nigh. Walk in wisdom, praying and giving thanks to the Lord. Always give thanks to Jesus for his love, grace, mercy and truth. Comfort one another with the Word. Let God's Word dwell in you richly in all things.
  • Chris - in Reply on Colossians 4:11
    Justus was one of the three fellow labourers with Paul. The other two were Aristarchus & Marcus. And these, said Paul, were a real comfort to him, probably during some difficult period in his life. So Justus' name was actually Jesus (Yeshua/Yehoshua in Hebrew or Joshua), but he was also referred to as Justus.
  • Linda on Colossians 4:11
    My question is, in cop chap. 4 11

    I don't understand Justus is Jesus speaking of his three followers or just himself , and where did he get the name justus
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Colossians 4
    In 2 Corinthians 12:7 Paul speaks of a "thorn in the flesh". In Galatians 4:13-15 Paul speaks of infirmity and mentions eyes. Some have inferred that he had an eye condition that would make it difficult to see. Also in Galatians 6:11 he says, "Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand." Whatever the reason, he seems to have had assistance in writing the epistles. Romans 16:22 says, "I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord."

    The footnotes in question are not scripture but added by translators.

    Mentioned as scribes are Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Titus, Luke, Stephanas, Fortunatus, Achaicus and Onesimus.

    Some of the letters are collaborations of Paul and Timotheus as evidenced in the greeting. Also Sosthenes and Silvanus are included in other introductions. In Colossians 4:18 Paul inserts into the text, "The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds."

    We are certainly blessed by all their faithful endeavors.
  • Joel L Dillon on Colossians 4:18
    Why this statement (Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.)" all of these letters were written by Paul.
  • Cindy - in Reply on Colossians 4
    The name of the Savior was never mentioned in the Hebrew. The New Testament was written in Greek. His Name is Jesus nothing else. Jewish roots folks always trying to make a play on words to corrupt the Gospel into a works-based system that saves no one. The new testament was written in Greek because the Jewish nation rejected Jesus.
  • Stan jett - in Reply on Colossians 4
    Some people in the past, same as today has two names. Simon who Jesus called Peter for one. Sometimes he's called Simon Peter.
  • Brianna Vs. 1 on Colossians 4
    This applies to anyone with a position of power over another. This could be a supervisor, policemen, governments. They often think they are the law of the land. That they don't answer to anyone. However, if someone in power is unjust, then their Master God will hold them accountable. They will be held accountable for how they treat those beneath them.
  • Teri - in Reply on Colossians 4
    Here is another one : 1 Cor 3:9 we are co-laborers with Christ!
  • Sarah on Colossians 4
    Verse 11 if the only verse in the WHOLE Bible that has the word "Fellowworkers"
  • Alex dahn on Colossians 4
    I am very grateful for this work of yours, for my eyesight is now so bad that even the large print KJV causes eyestrain. Thank you and bless you. This is as important a work for Jesus as any other.
  • Bruce on Colossians 4
    Travis: Alfred, With out The Shedding of Blood there is no Forgiveness: Hebrews9:22
  • Travis reed on Colossians 4
    may i respectfully ask travis, you were baptized in the name of jesus christ for the forgiveness of your sins according to acts 2;38?because if you were just want to encourage you; dnt let the enemy ever bring up ur past. its under the blood ha ha!GOD BLESS YOU TRAVIS IM ALFRED
  • Bruce on Colossians 4
    Travis: Justus is a Believer named Jesus. They call him Justus to distinguish who they're talking to.
  • A disciple on Colossians 4
    Travis; First of all, HOW WONDERFUL, I'm so glad for you! Mine is a similar story as yours! Get yourself a notebook and some pens; the Lord has much to show you! Jesus is the Anglicized rendering of the Greek Iesu for the Hebrew Yeshua. Just as Jude or Judas was the English for Yehudah, or John from Yochanan, or James from Jacob or Yaacov; these were popular names that parents gave their children.
  • Travis Reed on Colossians 4
    Hello my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ could someone help me here4;11And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision,the part at the start Jesus which is called Justus I have never heard this terminology before if someone could explain it to me period and also in context it would be appreciated,i was saved and baptized at 11,but lived nearly 30 years of sin,now i back w God
  • A disciple on Colossians 4
    "Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." The times past of our life was time wasted living in ignorance and lusts as if there is no day of reckoning. We owe it to the Lord and to all to give back for the time lost with knowledge and meaningful speech and behavior.
  • A disciple on Colossians 4
    Eutychus; I really enjoy your thought provoking posts. I hope you can benefit as well from my input. The Commandment for us as Christians is not to care about whether we slaves or free, because we are Christ's and our time is yet to come; but if we may be made free, to use it more for the kingdom of God. There is no commandment against helping others! Read Matt. 25 We will be judged by our mercy!
  • Eutychus on Colossians 4
    Archippus is admonished to fulfil the ministry he has been given by the Lord.vs17. Jesus says to us, "For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, AND TO EVERY MAN HIS WORK." Mark 13:34. To every man his work. Are we fulfilling the 'work' we've been given by the Lord? To every one, his work...And ladies, I believe you are included too.
  • Eutychus on Colossians 4
    Verse has been said, that in Jesus' time, Rome's population was 50% slaves. Paul admonishes both master and slave several times in his letters. But nowhere does Paul advocate creating a political party, or charitable organization, to help free the slaves. Could it be, there is that on earth, more important than slavery or its abolition? Could it be that Jesus is Master of both?
  • Edna on Colossians 4
    colossian 3/23 And whatsoever you do do it heartly as to the Lord,and not unto man. Its amazing how Our Lord can change the heart of man who has no faith to be the servent of Christ because of his divine Grace Learning to forgive and forget Great is the compassion of God Almighty
  • Ray321 on Colossians 4
    Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. I have to remind myself, answering everyone with guidelines and with Grace. God is Love, there for we must Love one another.
  • Kesha A on Colossians 4
    Verse 6 is so important when it comes to communication with non believers. Always be mindful how you witness to people. As a Christian, we must be tactful with grace in spreading the word of God. Some people really don't believe that hell exist or that Jesus can save you from your sins. But how would they know unless we show them through the word of God. Be wise as a serpent

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