How to be a good friend to God- Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 10

In the previous post, I mentioned that I had to confess and repent, “Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit in me, I am sorry I haven’t been a good friend, I’m sorry I haven’t given much effort to get to know you.”  Of course, that is not totally true, as we can get to know God inContinue reading “How to be a good friend to God- Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 10”

The ancient mystery is revealed! – Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 8

All week long we have been learning about a mystery, starting here! In Colossians 1, verse 27, Paul tells us that the mystery has glorious riches.  Glory refers to the concept of splendor, of remarkable appearance.  The second word, riches, refers to abundant riches.  In fact, the particular word Paul uses for “riches” often hasContinue reading “The ancient mystery is revealed! – Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 8”

Who the grand mystery is revealed to – Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 7

Have you ever heard of the word, etymology?  If you are the kind of person who likes to know where our English words came from, you are an etymologist at heart.  Etymology is the study of the history of words.  Therefore the etymology of a word is the origin and development of that word throughoutContinue reading “Who the grand mystery is revealed to – Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 7”

A Mystery of Biblical Proportions – Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 6

I love a good mystery story.  From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie to even Scooby-Doo or contemporary TV shows like Psych.  It could even be true crime dramas about unsolved mysteries.  I find it be intriguing trying to figure out “who done it.”  I also love the stories about mysteries in nature or history.  WhatContinue reading “A Mystery of Biblical Proportions – Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 6”