Epistle: Colossians 1:1-14 | 8th Sunday Pentecost

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and  peace from God our Father.  3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith  in Christ Jesus and of the love that  you  have for all the saints, 5 because of  the hope  laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God  in truth, 7 just as you  learned  it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf  8 and  has made known to us your love in the Spirit.  9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and  patience  with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified  you  to share in the inheritance of  the saints in light. 13 He has delivered  us from  the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

P:         This is the Word of the Lord.

C:        Thanks be to God.

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