Some Verses On Jesus Christ, Our Savior From The Bible

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 John 4:14 “We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.”

Acts 13:23 “From the descendants of this man, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus.”

Phil. 3:20 “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Tim. 4:10b “We have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.”

Some Verses On Obedience From The Bible

“Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.”

Romans 1:5

“If you love me, keep my commands.”

John 14:15

“And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”

2 John 1:6

“He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

Luke 11:28

“As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.”

1 Peter 1:14

Commentary On The Letter From Paul To The Colossians Chapter 4:7-18

Chapter 4:7 As to all my affairs; Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord, will bring your information.

Tychicus was one of the bearers of this letter as we see in Acts 20:4. I would like for you to notice the characteristics that Paul brings out about Tychicus. He was a dear brother, a faithful servant as well as a fellow bond servant. Aren’t those all qualities that we need to develop more fully in our lives?

Chapter 4:8 For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts;

Chapter 4:9 and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of your number. They will inform you about the whole situation here.

One of the things that I love about Paul was he wanted to let the people of Colossae how much he cared for them as well as keep them informed in the spread of the Gospel. We see in verse 9 that Onesimus is with him. Onesimus was one of the millions of slaves in the Roman Empire at the time and had stolen from Philemon, his master and had run away. Onesimus made it to Rome where he met Paul, who led him to Christ(Philemon v.10). His Christian duty required him to return to Philemon and face his punishment. His punishment would normally mean death, and that is one of the reasons that Paul wrote the letter to Philemon on Onesimus behalf. The question that came out of this for me was this. Are there things in my life in which I am avoiding my Christian duty.

Chapter 4:10 Aristrachus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings; and also Barnabas’cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you welcome him);

Chapter 4:11 and also Jesus who is called Justus: these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be an encouragement to me.

We see that Mark, who is the author of the second gospel has returned after his problems in the first missionary journey and has found his way back into Paul’s favor. In verse 11 we see a Jesus who is called Justus, but unfortunately there is nothing else known of him.

Chapter 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Chapter 4:13 For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

Chapter 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings and also Demas.

In verse 14, we see that Luke is there as well as Demas who later defected as we see in 2 Timothy 4:10.

Chapter 4:15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in her house.

Chapter 4:16 When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodicea.

Chapter 4:17 Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord that you may fulfill it.”

Chapter 4:18 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

We need to remember that early congregations met in homes as we see here as well as in 1 Corinthians 16:19 and Philemon 2. The church in a particular city may have several house churches as we see in 1 Corinthians 1:2. We see in verse 16 that a letter was sent and read and some believe that this was the letter to the Ephesians.

Commentary On The Letter From Paul To The Colossians Chapter 4:1-6

Chapter 4:1 Masters, grant to your slaves, justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

Chapter 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

Chapter 4:3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;

Chapter 4:4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.

Chapter 4:5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

Chapter 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

We see in verse 2, that we should be persistent in prayer in addition to being thankful and alert to where God is working and our role in what he would have us do. Here are some thoughts on our prayer lives: (1) Prayer ought to be regular and habitual. (2) We should have an appointed times as well as an acceptable place. And (3) We should develop a deep affection for that time as we as keeping a spirit of amazement in how God works in our lives and in other’s lives.

In verse 3, God wants us to be very sensitive to those opportunities that we have in our everyday lives in sharing with others. It does not need to be something mind-blowing but can be something as simple as sharing a blessing that God has done in your life with a friend or even someone new in your life.

And then in verses 5 and 6, Paul is referring to these outsiders as those who are not Christians but pagans. It was clear that we are conduct should use wisdom that God delivers in using these opportunities to the fullest. We should consider our speech carefully when speaking to these non-believers in that they will see Christ and his glory in us.

Commentary On The Letter From Paul To The Colossians Chapter 3:22-25

Chapter 3:22 Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Chapter 3:23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily,, as for the Lord rather than for men,

The New Testament does not promote nor sanction the revolt of slaves (see 1 Corinthians 7:20-24), and even though it was a horrible practice, slaves were taught to work unto the Lord with a sincere heart to do their best. The reason that I have found in other commentaries is that had the New Testament promoted antislavery, it most likely would have caused slaves and others to flock to the antislavery cause rather than to Christ.

Chapter 3:24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

Chapter 3:25 For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.

We see here that God shows no favoritism to either the slave or the master when they do wrong.

Commentary On The Letter From Paul To The Colossians 3:18-21

Colossians 3:18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it is fitting in the Lord.

Wives have several responsibilities in their marriages. First, they are to submit to the leadership of their husbands, (Ephesians 5:22,24) second, they are to respect their husbands,(Ephesians 5:33) third, they are to love their husbands (Titus 2:4) and finally, they are to live with them until death.(Romans 7:2-3)

Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.

Husbands have the responsibility to love their wives and lead them. (Ephesians 5:23). They are also to help them grow spiritually closer to the Lord (Ephesians 5:29) and live with them faithfully for life. (Matthew 19:3-9)

Colossians 3:20 Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

Children are taught in this verses to obey their parents, as it is an obligation to Christ, even if the parents are non-believers. See Luke 2:51 and Hebrews 5:8.

Commentary On The Letter From Paul To The Colossians Chapter 3:5-17

Chapter 3:5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

Chapter 3:6 For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience.

Chapter 3:7 and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them.

Therefore in verse 5 refers back to our association with Christ that was mentioned in verses 1-4 and we see the phrase consider…as dead, which means to we Christians as separating ourselves from the deeds of our old nature.

Because of these sins, the wrath of God will come, if man continues down the sinful path.

Chapter 3:8 But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander and abusive speech from your mouth.

Chapter 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices,

Paul challenges us, even with this so-called by Christians, sometimes, “little” sins, to put off the old nature in every aspect of our lives.

Chapter 3:10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—

Chapter 3:11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all and in all.

Paul urges the Colossians to put on the new nature that they received when they were saved and allows them and us, today to serve God in righteousness. We must remember that we need to be renewed continually so that we will not fall back or backslide.

Chapter 3:12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and loved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience,

Chapter 3:13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone: just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.

Chapter 3:14 Beyond all these things put on love which is the perfect bond of unity.

Chapter 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

Chapter 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Chapter 3:17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

We see in verse 12, that as Christians we are chosen by God, and the key word here is holy, in other words, separated from everything that is unclean and not of God.

In verse 12-13, where it lists the qualities, heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, I like to put my name and has in front of the quality. In other words, Doug has a heart of compassion. Try this and you will see that each of us has much to work on in our daily Christian walk.

We, as a new creation are taught here to live our lives to glorify Jesus. We must remember why we are here even in difficult situations, and that in the end we have eternal life.