Paul’s work for the church

March 18th, 2016

“So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This verse is found in the section of the Bible which has the heading “Paul’s work for the church”. In many ways this could be his mission statement. His job was to tell others about Christ – who He is, what He is doing and what He will do. His goal was that people would come to Christ and then grow in their faith and knowledge of Him. Paul’s desire was that when the people under his care stood before God they would be mature in their faith. He wanted them to be strong in their faith and strong in their relationship with Christ.


Lord I pray that I can follow Paul’s example. Help me to lead people to Christ and then disciple them to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. I pray that I can help people be mature in their faith and knowledge of You.  I pray that they will have a strong personal relationship with You. Amen.