This is it. We have made it! Well done everyone. I love what John MacArthur says about these verses. “What you have here at the close of Colossians is a group photograph, frankly. Paul signs his letter and it includes a group photograph. He has grouped together in one portrait at the end of this epistle, all of the people who helped him in his ministry while he was a prisoner in Rome.”
13 For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings, and also Demas. 15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in her house. 16 When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodicea. 17 Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
Can you see the photo? How sweet!
And now to end the study….
18 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.
Colossians has been a fabulous study. A book of the bible that I am so glad to have studied. I love Paul’s passion about Christ and his ministry to others.
The whole book of Colossians has been on Christ, not on Paul. How easy it would be to become so self focused on his own problems.
“Grace be with you.” This is beautiful. Grace is undeserved favor. It is something we need immeasurable amounts of and yet something we do not deserve and cannot earn. We need grace for everything! Jesus is the source of our grace! Stay close to him.
You have SOAPed a book of the bible! Continue it! Study God’s Word! Love it! Live it!