Thursday, May 22, 2014

Colossians 4: Paul's Farewell

For the index for the Colossians Series, click here.

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Most of Paul's letters contain short farewells (between 1 and 5 verses); however, Romans, 1 Corinthians, and Colossians all share lengthy farewells, full of greetings to and from various companions of Paul.

While some of the most interesting information from this section can be found from cross-referencing with other Bible books (a task we will attempt next week), there is still something important to find in this verses today, especially considering that Paul took the time to write such a lengthy goodbye.

While many of these names and situations probably seem familiar to us, it is important to see that Paul needed to give the Colossians quite a bit of information so that they could continue to support Paul's ministry and the ministry of his companions.

We're finally ready to close Colossians 4!

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