by Graeme Tearle
Colossians 1v21-29: Ministering to Christ.
How do we serve Christ?
Is it the things we do?
Or is it the attitudes we have?
Ministering to Christ.
Paul has some specific things to say about how he serves Christ in these verses.
He uses the Greek word ‘diakonos’ twice, in v.23 and v25.This word has the area of meaning ‘to serve with the focus on getting the job done, the functions and outcomes of what that job entails.’
We observe here a glimpse into the heart and soul of Paul, rejoicing at suffering, and working long and hard to proclaim the truth about Christ.
Maturity in Christ.
Paul’s goal is to present every person “mature in Christ” – v28.
There are some aspects to this which he emphasizes in these verses:
Maturity is more than just age, knowledge, and capability.
It is commitment, endurance, and close following to Christ.
Colossians : Points to Ponder.
Commit yourself to seek full maturity in Christ, so as to serve and minister with enthusiasm and energy.