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Colossians 1:24-29 Pauls Ministry Colossians 1:24-26 24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions.

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2 Colossians 1:24-29 Pauls Ministry

3 Colossians 1:24-26 24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, 26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

4 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. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. 29 To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily. Colossians 1:27-29

5 A Minister …of the gospel (v. 23) … of the church (vv. 24-25) General term for service (dia, konis, raising a dust by speed)... one who serves. - A. T. Robertson Humble service to the Lord & his people

6 A Minister His Attitude (v. 24) His Master (v. 25) His Message (vv. 25b-27) His Task (v. 28) His Manner (vv. 28-29) His Purpose / Goal (vv. 28-29)

7 Colossians 1:24-29 The Ministry of Paul I. His Attitude (v. 24) Sufferings Afflictions

8 His Attitude (v. 24) A. Rejoice B. Fill up what is lacking Suffer just like Christ did Lacking in that it didnt go as far C. For sake of the church

9 Colossians 1:24-29 The Ministry of Paul I. His Attitude (v. 24) II. His Master (v. 25)

10 His Master (v. 25) A. Source B. Stewardship Dispensation - Arrangement or Plan Stewardship of Paul

11 Dispensation is oikonomian, made up of oikos, house. and nomos, law, namely, the law of the household, the method of administrating the household. It speaks of a house-steward, one to whom is given the responsibility of administering the laws regulating the proper conduct of affairs in the household. Here the meaning is that of stewardship. Paul is given the responsibility of preaching the Word of God and seeing to it that it was guided rightly in its initial impact upon the Roman Empire. -Wuest

12 His Master (v. 25) A. Source B. Stewardship Dispensation - Arrangement or Plan Stewardship of Paul

13 Colossians 1:24-29 The Ministry of Paul I. His Attitude (v. 24) II. His Master (v. 25) III. His Message (vv. 25b-27)

14 His Message (vv.25b-27) A. What to Preach Word of God (v. 25b) Mystery - Revealed (v. 26) Christ in you (v. 27) B. To Fulfill the Word of God (v. 25b)

15 Colossians 1:24-29 The Ministry of Paul I. His Attitude (v. 24) II. His Master (v. 25) III. His Message (vv. 25b-27) IV. His Task (v. 28)

16 His Task (v. 28) A. Preach - to announce B. Warning - to admonish, exhort, warn C. Teaching - to instruct

17 Colossians 1:24-29 The Ministry of Paul I. His Attitude (v. 24) II. His Master (v. 25) III. His Message (vv. 25b-27) IV. His Task (v. 28) V. His Manner (vv. 28-29)

18 His Manner (vv. 28-29) A. Uses Wisdom (v. 28) B. Works Hard (v. 29) Labor Labor - to feel fatigue; by implication, to work hard Striving Striving - to struggle, literally (to compete for a prize), figuratively (to contend with an adversary), or genitive case (to endeavor to accomplish something).

19 Colossians 1:24-29 The Ministry of Paul I. His Attitude (v. 24) II. His Master (v. 25) III. His Message (vv. 25b-27) IV. His Task (v. 28) V. His Manner (vv. 28-29) VI. His Purpose / Goal (vv. 28-29)

20 His Goal (vv. 28-29) A. Every man - universality B. Perfect - Completeness, maturity Full age (Heb. 5:14) …that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. (v. 28)

21 Colossians 1:24-29 The Ministry of Paul I. His Attitude (v. 24) II. His Master (v. 25) III. His Message (vv. 25b-27) IV. His Task (v. 28) V. His Manner (vv. 28-29) VI. His Purpose / Goal (vv. 28-29)

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