Colossians paraphrased to remember the whole book

Russell Minick Bible exposition

1 sentence version:

Colossians, we are praying for you all doing your part, as the rescue to the Kingdom of Light advances!

4 chapters in 4 sentences version:

We are praying that you all will have the wisdom and strength to live an ever-growing, Christ-defined life of sacrificial love. The danger is that instead of a fulfilled life in Christ, you will be captivated by misguided religious distractions. By focusing on your life with Christ, you will go through a transformation process, with others, which will show up in your relationships. We are glad for everyone who is with us in this journey of making the mystery of life in Christ clear.

Colossians, chapter by chapter, 16 sentence version:

Colossians 1 – We are praying that you all will have the wisdom and strength to live an ever-growing, Christ-defined life of sacrificial love.

1:1-8  We are grateful for your Faith, Hope and Love from the gospel.

1:9-14 We are praying for your wisdom and strength for a productive Kingdom life.

1:15-23 Christ is the beginning, middle and end of the Rescue Story.

1:24-29 We rejoice that suffering is not meaningless; Christ resolves the mystery.

Colossians 2 – The danger is that instead of a fulfilled life in Christ, you will be captivated by misguided religious distractions.

2:1-15 Don’t be tricked into thinking your rootedness in Christ is not enough!

2:16-23 Valuing technicalities, mysteries or even willpower is not real Life.

Chapter 3 – By focusing on your life with Christ, you will go through a transformation process, with others, which will show up in your relationships.

3:1-4 Treasure Christ as your Life.

3:5-11 Put off the worldly ways of death (selfishness and division).

3:12-17 Put on the way of Christ (compassion and unity).

3:18-4:1 Live out the great commandments of appropriate love.

Chapter 4 – We are glad for everyone who is with us in this journey of making the mystery of life in Christ clear in how they live and what they teach.

4:2-6 Pray, attentively and gratefully, for proclamation to be appropriate.

4:7-18 People just like you, here, there and everywhere, are doing the same.

 

 

 

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