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Thanking God for Gospel Fruit (Colossians 1:1-8)

Justin Bebb, January 3, 2021
Part of the Colossians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Colossians 1:1-8 | January 3, 2021 | Pastor Justin Bebb
“Thanking God for Gospel Fruit”

1. The apostle Paul wrote to the church at Colossae and reminded them of the gospel.
(1:1-2)

2. Paul prays and thanks God for:

a. The Colossians’ faith in the gospel. (1:3-4a)

b. The Colossians’ love for other believers. (1:4b)

c. The Colossians’ hope in the gospel. (1:5)

d. The gospel bearing fruit in the Colossians and in the whole world. (1:6)

3. Paul’s co-worker Epaphras faithfully shared the gospel with the Colossians. (1:7-8)

Tags: Fruit, Gospel, Prayer, Thanksgiving

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Colossians 1:1–8 (Listen)

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

(ESV)

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