From: Sha'ul, by God's will an emissary of the Messiah Yeshua, and brother Timothy
To: God's people in Colosse, faithful brothers in the Messiah: Grace to you and shalom from God our Father.
Whenever we pray, we always give thanks for you to God, the Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
For we have heard of your trust in the Messiah Yeshua and of the love you have for all God's people.
Both spring from the confident hope that you will receive what is stored up for you in heaven. You heard of this earlier in the message about the truth. This Good News
has made its presence felt among you, just as it is also being fruitful and multiplyinga throughout the world in the same way as it has among you since the day you heard and understood the grace of God as it really is.
You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow-slave and a faithful worker for the Messiah on your behalf;
and he has told us about the love which the Spirit has given you.
Therefore, from the day we heard of it, we have not stopped praying for you, asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all the wisdom and understanding which the Spirit gives;
so that you may live lives worthy of the Lord and entirely pleasing to him, being fruitful in every good work and multiplying in the full knowledge of God.
We pray that you will be continually strengthened with all the power that comes from his glorious might; so that you will be able to persevere and be patient in any situation, joyfully
giving thanks to the Father for having made you fit to share in the inheritance of his people in the light.
He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.
It is through his Son that we have redemption - that is, our sins have been forgiven.