Many views have been suggested, but I think that two offer the best explanation. What does this entail? How wonderful! We can tell others of the great salvation, in Christ. When Paul says, “Christ in you” (Col. 1:27), he means, in this context, “Christ in you Gentiles.” For Paul, this was a glorious truth, but I fear that we don’t appreciate it as much as we should. 2:11-12) but "NOW" (Eph. In Colossians 1:12-14, Paul makes it clear that in Christ we have an inheritance, we have been rescued from Satan’s domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of Christ, and we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. The master called him a wicked, lazy, worthless slave and threw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Since Paul is talking in our text about his ministry, I thought about titling this message, “How to be a Good Minister.” But I was afraid that if you saw that title in advance, you might think that it was a good week to skip church! COLOSSIANS 1:24. He affirms that the work of Christ is done and completed. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Do we, often? Lets notice the channel: 4. Colossians 1:24 can be misread (misconstrued) to teach that the Lord Jesus did not suffer enough on Calvary’s cross. Colossians 1:24-29 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I [a]do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking [b]in Christ’s afflictions. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: Nun chairo en tois pathemasin hu per humon, kai antanaplero ta hu steremata ton thlipseon tou Ch ristou en te sarki mou hu per tou somatos autou, o estin e ekklesia, Colossians 1:25: “Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, …” Twice (Col. 1:23, 25) Paul says that he was made or became a minister. 1 From Paul, by the will of God an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy 2 to God's holy people in Colossae, our faithful brothers in Christ. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. Beloved there is nothing so valuable as the message that has been unfolded to us in the gospel message, as recorded in the New Testament scriptures, as supported by all the inspired men of old in the Old Testament. 3. Colossians 1:24-29 Introduction In our study of Paul’s letter to the Colossians we have already learned a few good and bad things about the church there. This paragraph is part of the grounds contained in 1:15-2:5 for the exhortations to come in 2:6ff. I think that is exactly what the words mean in Colossians 1:24 as well. So in verse 23, Paul mentions that he was made (or became) a minister of the gospel. Colossians 1:24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake & in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is (3 SPAI) the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: Nun chairo en tois pathemasin hu per humon, kai antanaplero ta hu steremata ton thlipseon tou Ch ristou en te sarki mou hu per tou somatos autou, o estin e ekklesia, It wasn’t Paul’s chosen career path. We exalt Christ in our message when we proclaim that the glorious riches of the indwelling Christ are for every person from every race. Colossians 1:24-29 Review. First Paul was rejoicing for these brethren at Colosse! 24:9, 21-22). Colossians 1:24-29 Paul writes to the Colossians, pointing to His mission and source. νῦν χαίρω ἐν τοῖς παθήμασιν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν —“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you.”. Would we have been impatient, frustrated, angry, grumbling, or depressed if we had stopped to consider that Christ is living in us and we’re destined to share His glory? But he supposes a great scientist or surgeon who has spent his life and ruined his health to find some cure for a disease. COLOSSIANS 1:24 AND PHILIPPIANS 3:10-11 Andrew Perriman There are two passages in the corpus of Paul’s letters where he speaks explicitly and personally about his sharing in the sufferings of Christ, viz. The clear warning of that parable is that the servant with one talent is in the greatest danger of not using it for the master’s purpose. In our study of Paul’s letter to the Colossians we have already learned a few good and bad things about the church there. If you know Christ, you’re enrolled in the course called “ministry.” There are assignments and there will be a final exam! 1:24 Rejoicing In Suffering. We can know by faith that God will supply all our needs. The man with two made two more. Colossians 1:24-28 NLT. That discovery remains useless unless it is taken out of the laboratory and made available for people all over the world. There are two parts to this reading.