This letter is from Paul, chosen by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy.
It is written to God's holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters a in Christ.May God our Father give you grace and peace.
We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
for we have heard that you trust in Christ Jesus and that you love all of God's people.
You do this because you are looking forward to the joys of heaven -- as you have been ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News.
This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is changing lives everywhere, just as it changed yours that very first day you heard and understood the truth about God's great kindness to sinners.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)