Read all of Colossians, the entire short book, everyday before you dissect the daily verse or passage. Today’s passage is Colossians 1:7
Colossians 1:7 ESV
just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf
PAST: answer what this verse meant to the original recipients in the PAST.
The Christians at Colossae was due to the faithfulness of Epaphras as he was the one who planted that church. What a blessing to be called by name and recorded in history as a beloved and faithful minister and fellow servant of Christ!
EVERYONE: re-write the verse in your own words to reflect the universal truth that applies to EVERYONE.
We all must be servants, serving one another by being faithful ministers of Jesus by sharing His word and helping grow His church.
PRESENT: what does this verse mean to you and how should you apply it today in the PRESENT.
Whenever I see other churches planting more churches, it is a glorious thing. It reminds me to do more to help grow God’s church in whatever capacity that may be. For some it may be actually moving to another city or state or country to plant a new church. For others it may be sharing with their own family to grow God’s church. For even others it may be sharing online or writing a book about salvation. And even for others it may be the funding of missions if they are unable to do anything else. Every single person is necessary. Just because you may not be able to get up and go on a mission trip does not mean you do not have work to do. Simply volunteering at your church to send letters out to get support can be a huge help! Consider all aspects of ministry.
TO MY READER: Share your thoughts in the comments. Feel free to share your entire PEP so we can learn from each other. Blessings! ~ Jen