Colossians 4:2-6—Final Instructions

What final instructions does Paul give?

  • 2Devote yourselves to prayer,
  • being watchful and thankful.
  • 3And pray for us, too,
    • that God may open a door for our message,
    • so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ,
    • for which I am in chains.
  • 4Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
  • 5Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders;
    • make the most of every opportunity.
  • 6Let your conversation be always full of grace,
    • seasoned with salt,
    • so that you may know how to answer everyone.

IMG_0371Colossians 4:7-18–Final Greetings

  • 7Tychicus will tell you all the news about me.

Who is Tychicus?

  • He is a dear brother,
  • a faithful minister
  • and fellow servanta in the Lord.
  • 8I am sending him to you for the express purpose
    •  that you may know about ourb circumstances
    • and that he may encourage your hearts.

Who is Tychicus coming with?

  •  9He is coming with Onesimus,
    • our faithful and dear brother,
    • who is one of you.
    • They will tell you everything that is happening here.

What other greetings does Paul send?

  • 10My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings,
  • as does Mark,
    • the cousin of Barnabas.
    • (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
  • 11Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings.
  • These are the only Jewsc among my co-workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.
  • 12Epaphras,
    • who is one of you
    • and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings.
    • He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
    • 13I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.
  • 14Our dear friend Luke, the doctor,
  • and Demas send greetings.
  • 15Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea,
  • and to Nympha and the church in her house.

What does Paul further instruct?

  • 16After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans
  • and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.
  • 17Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.”

18I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.



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