We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people,
which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation 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 bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.
You learned about the Good News from Epaphras, our beloved co-worker. He is Christ’s faithful servant, and he is helping us on your behalf.
References for Colossians 1:7
He has told us about the love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you.