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Monday, April 16, 2018

GOD IsThe FATHER Of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST







Colossians 1:1-29 NIV







1Paul, an apostle of CHRIST JESUS By The Will of GOD, and Timothy our brother,
2To GOD’S holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sistersa In CHRIST:


Grace and peace to you from GOD our 

FATHER.b







Thanksgiving and Prayer






3We always thank 


GOD, The FATHER of our LORD 

JESUS CHRIST









when we pray for you, 


4because we have heard of your faith In CHRIST JESUS and of the love you have for all GOD’S people— 5the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the Gospel 6that has come to you. In the same way, the Gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood GOD’S Grace. 7You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant,c who is a faithful minister of CHRIST on ourd behalf, 8and who also told us of your love In The SPIRIT.


9For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask GOD to fill you with the knowledge of HIS Will through all the wisdom and understanding that The SPIRIT Gives,e 10so that you may live a life worthy of The LORD and please HIM in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the Knowledge of GOD, 11being strengthened with all power according to HIS Glorious Might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12and giving joyful thanks to The FATHER, WHO Has Qualified youf to share in the inheritance of HIS holy people in the KINGDOM of Light. 13For HE Has Rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the KINGDOM of The SON HE Loves, 14In  WHOM we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.






The Supremacy of The SON of GOD






15The SON IS The Image of The Invisible 

GOD, The Firstborn over all creation. 









16For In HIM all things were created: things in heaven 

and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or 


powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been 


created Through HIM and For HIM. 









17 HE Is before all things, and in HIM all things hold 
together. 







18 And HE Is the Head of the Body, the church; HE Is 

the Beginning and the Firstborn from among the dead, 


so that in everything HE Might Have The Supremacy. 



19 For GOD Was Pleased To Have all HIS Fullness Dwell 

In HIM, 20and Through HIM To Reconcile To HIMSELF 


all things, whether things on earth or things in 


heaven, by making peace through HIS Blood, shed on 


the cross.






21Once you were alienated From GOD and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22But now HE Has Reconciled you By CHRIST'S Physical Body through death to present you holy in HIS Sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the Gospel. This is the Gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.








Paul’s Labor for the Church







24Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to CHRIST’S afflictions, for the Sake of HIS Body, which is the church. 25I have become its servant by the commission GOD Gave me to present to you The WORD of GOD in its fullness— 


26 The Mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and 

generations, but is now disclosed to The LORD’S 


people. 


27 To them GOD Has Chosen To Make Known among 

the Gentiles the Glorious Riches of this Mystery, 


which Is CHRIST in you, The Hope of Glory.




28HE Is The ONE we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature In CHRIST. 29To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy CHRIST so powerfully Works in me.









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