The cause of Jesus Christ moves forward by means of the combined efforts of church leaders, who are in the public eye, and countless unseen, but equally crucial helpers, working together under the direction and grace of God. In Colossians 4:15-18, Apostle Paul closes his letter to the believers of Colosse by urging them to continue in their commitment to complete the work entrusted to them by God. Discover why faithfulness, not success, is the priority of effective, biblical ministries.
15Give my greetings to the brothers2 at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. 16And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea. 17And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.”
18I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
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