JESUS First In Thanksgiving: Our Reminder (Pt. 3)
Passage: Colossians 1:7–1:8
There is an overarching emphasis that flows through the entire letter. Thanksgiving is mentioned in every chapter (1:3,12; 2:7; 3:17; 4:2). Thanksgiving is the response of the Christian who sees Jesus in the accurate position of being first.
1A. THE RESPONSE OF THANKSGIVING (1:3-4)
2A. THE REASONS FOR THANKSGIVING (1:5-8)
1B. Because of hope, verse 5
2B. Because of fruit, verse 6
3B. Because of Epaphras, verses 7-8
1C. Disciple Maker
2C. Dear Slave
3C. Dependable Servant
The result of Epaphras’ ministry were the blessing and benefit of the church.
- Mission of the church (v.7)
- Goal of the church (v.8)
Next Sunday Morning (10/27)
“JESUS first in Prayer” (Colossians 1:9-12)