Feb. 11: Rooted and Growing
Paul traveled through the Middle East and Europe extensively in three different missionary journeys. But, he never visited Colossae. Paul’s presence, however, was felt as Paul’s disciples, Tychicus, Onesimus, and Epaphras, had significant involvement in planting and nurturing this young church. But, as we see from our passage, Paul’s presence was felt through his prayer ministry. He called this ministry a “great struggle.”
Paul’s message in Colossians 1 is that believers celebrate the Hope of Glory, i.e. Christ in Us. Yet we tend to settle for less. So he prays. Let us listen and learn from his heart.
I. Struggling Prayer
II. Rooted Beginnings
III. Growing to the End.