Do you ever see those list of names in the bible and quickly skip past? It’s not uncommon but there is a lot that we can learn from those names. To finish our series on Colossians, Tomek looks at the people mentioned in Paul’s final greeting and some lessons we can learn.
- The importance of team work
What can we do (however big or small) to build the Kingdom of God? (Start with being “beloved”).
Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servantin the Lord. 8 I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts. He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.) Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my co-workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me. Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis. Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings. Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.
Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.”
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.Colossians 4:7-18
- Acts 20
- Acts 15
- 2 Timothy