On Purpose

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,  in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:2-3, NIV) This verse literally begins […]

The Great Struggle

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me in person (Colossians 2:1, HCSB). One of Paul’s favorite analogies for the spiritual life is in the realm of athletics. The word “struggle” here is used elsewhere in the […]