Sunday 30 May 2010 – Colossians 1

OK, this is definitely not from the Psalms this time – rather it is a favourite New Testament passage of mine, from Colossians. Admittedly not *very* original, but certainly beautiful! 😉

This is from a letter from one follower of Christ to other followers, so it gives examples of the sorts of blessings that Christians have for one another, and what early Christians thought of their faith and expected from it.

Colossians 1v9 onwards

9. For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

10. That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

11. Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;

12. Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

13. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

14. in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sings.

15. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

16. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

17. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

18. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

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