Parallel Bible results for Colossians 1:24-29

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Colossians 1:24-29

MSG 24 I want you to know how glad I am that it's me sitting here in this jail and not you. There's a lot of suffering to be entered into in this world - the kind of suffering Christ takes on. I welcome the chance to take my share in the church's part of that suffering. NIV 24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. MSG 25 When I became a servant in this church, I experienced this suffering as a sheer gift, God's way of helping me serve you, laying out the whole truth. NIV 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— MSG 26 This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it's out in the open. NIV 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. MSG 27 God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God's glory. It's that simple. That is the substance of our Message. NIV 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. MSG 28 We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less. NIV 28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. MSG 29 That's what I'm working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me. NIV 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

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