Colossians 1:5; Colossians 1:25; Colossians 2:23; Colossians 3:16-17; Colossians 4:3; Colossians 4:6
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,
These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.