Category: Colossians

Spend Time Focusing on Jesus

If you have followed this devotional series then it is clear that Jesus is the focus of Colossians – maybe in some ways that other books do not stress Jesus.  This line of thinking continues in Colossians 2:8-15.  The solution to being caught by worldly thinking and philosophies is to focus instead on Christ.  Here are… Read More»

Remaining Strong in Christ

I enjoy seeing a big tree; it is a picture of strength.  As you look up, you realize that there is an entire root system below that gives the tree stability despite its great size.  It is this root system that keeps this tree firm in the midst of wind, rain, hail, and snow. Our… Read More»

Four results of right prayers

Earlier in our discussion of Colossians 1:9-14, we found the content of Paul’s prayer for the church in Colosse.  In short, we realize that Paul’s prayers were not simply about physical health, but more importantly, were about spiritual health. In Colossians 2:1-3 we find the heart behind those prayers.  Paul was not praying out of… Read More»

Giving Jesus First Place in Everything!

In the previous post in this series, we focused on Paul’s prayer for the church (Col. 1:9-14); namely, a prayer for spiritual wisdom and discernment in order to understand God’s will.  Understanding God’s will was not simply for knowledge sake, but more importantly for the purpose of pleasing God with one’s life.  In addition, we… Read More»