Friday

A Letter To Friends!

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Dear Friends,

For by Him all things were 

created that are in heaven 
and that are in earth, visible 
and invisible, whether thrones 
or dominions or principalities 
or powers. All things were
created through Him and for 
Him. And He is before all things, 
and in Him all things consist.

Sincerely,

Paul

4 comments:

Professor Howdy said...

For if you remain completely silent at this time,
relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews
from another place, but you and your father's
house will perish. Yet who knows whether you
have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

Es 4:14

Professor Howdy said...

Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment;
trust in money and you may have it taken from you;
but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in
time or eternity. - D.L. Moody

Professor Howdy said...

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our
brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying
always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your
love for all the saints; because of the hope which is laid up for you in
heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing
forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the
grace of God in truth; as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow
servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, who also
declared to us your love in the Spirit.

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; that you may walk worthy of the Lord,
fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the
knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious
power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the
Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints
in the light.

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the
kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His
blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the
firstborn over all creation. 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. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
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.

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by
Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or
things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you,
who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now
He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy,
and blameless, and above reproach in His sight-- if indeed you continue in
the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of
the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under
heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister. I now rejoice in my sufferings
for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ,
for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister
according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you,
to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages
and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them
God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery
among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach,
warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present
every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving
according to His working which works in me mightily.

Colossians 1

Anonymous said...

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