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Paul’s Purpose Statement

June 5, 2016 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Colossians

Scripture: Colossians 1:24–1:29

Paul’s Purpose Statement
Colossians 1:24–29
June 5, 2016


I. Paul’s suffering. Colossians 1:24

II. Paul’s calling. Colossians 1:25

III. The mystery is now revealed. Colossians 1:26–27

IV. Paul’s goal for the church. Colossians 1:28–29

Questions for reflection:

  • Why does Paul rejoice in his sufferings? In what way does our calling to follow Jesus require suffering today?
  • What is the “mystery” once hidden for ages but now revealed?
  • Paul’s goal was to “present everyone mature in Christ” (v. 28). What does a mature Christian look like? What are common hindrances in the pursuit of Christian maturity?

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