Paul An Apostle Of Jesus Christ By The Will Of God Essay

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Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God (Colossians 1:1) wrote a letter to the church in Colosse about 64 A.D. from his imprisonment cell in the city of Rome. Speaking with apostolic authority, Paul greets the Colossians with powerful words of confidence and truth after hearing how the Word of God was spreading through their area. He was a man of prayer and his prayer in this letter is a request that they may be filled with the knowledge of the will of God. The early church was able to take the message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. They fulfilled great commission and “preached the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). A person can only really know God as He reveals Himself in the Bible and so, to know God a person must know the Word of God. The knowledge of truth in God’s Word is essential to witnessing in the lives of others.

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Colosse was a part of Asia minor in an area historically known as Pergia. At one point it was a very prosperous city known for its fabric dyes but was becoming more of what we would call a small town at the time Paul was writing his letter. The city was not far from Laodicea and Hierapolis. It is now buried under ruins. It was one hundred miles inland from Ephesus and was a meeting point for people because of an important trade route going through the area. There is now a small town called Chonas that is about three miles east of the original site of Colosse. The city had a church that grew out of an outreach of…

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