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Tom Steller is Pastor for Leadership Development and Associate Professor of New Testament.
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Paul wants the Colossians to be informed about how he is doing and to encourage their hearts.
Colossians 4:7-11
Paul moves toward the conclusion of his letter.
Colossians 4:2-6
Even the one who has the least options is to do his work wholeheartedly to the Lord.
Colossians 3:22-4:1
The Christ-centeredness of these calls to submission and instructions to the ones in authority are radical.
Colossians 3:18-21
The overarching banner of the new person is love.
Colossians 3:12-17
Put your worldliness to death. Get rid of vice. And do not lie to your brothers and sisters.
Colossians 3:5-11
Verses 3-4 is a tri-fold ground to the command to occupy our minds with what (WHO!) matters most--Christ, our ascended and seated Lord.
Colossians 3:1-4
Man-made, religious rules have no value to curb the real problem of our fallen human nature.
Colossians 2:20-23
The centrality of Christ is what frees us from the obsession with peripheral matters.
Colossians 2:16-19
Knowing the exalted Christ is the antidote to deception.
Colossians 2:6-15
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge!
Colossians 2:1-5
While Christ's atoning suffering is complete once for all, his sufferings continue through his servants.
Colossians 1:24-29
The purpose of gospel reconciliation is to be presented holy to the Father.
Colossians 1:21-23
All things have been created in Christ and through Christ and for Christ!
Colossians 1:15-20
Paul prays for their knowledge of God's will to the end of producing in them a lifestyle of thanksgiving for Christ.
Colossians 1:9-14
Here is yet one more passage in Scripture that undermines the idea that one can be too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good.
Colossians 1:3-8
How trusting in God empowers Moses to think, choose, and act in a way that enables him to endure suffering for the sake of lasting joy
Hebrews 11:24-26
Central idea--persevere in the trials that are designed to perfect you.
James 1:2-4
Lord, help me to think, trust, and act like Moses when I am tempted to pursue life's fleeting pleasures
Hebrews 11:23-28
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The Smallness of an Opinion
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
God's assessment of who we are is the only assessment that ultimately matters.
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Published February 23rd, 2016
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Οὕτως ἡμᾶς λογιζέσθω ἄνθρωπος
This is how one should regard us,
ὡς ὑπηρέτας Χριστοῦ καὶ οἰκονόμους μυστηρίων θεοῦ.
as servants of Christ and n stewards of the mysteries of God.
ὧδε λοιπὸν ζητεῖται ἐν τοῖς οἰκονόμοις, ἵνα πιστός τις εὑρεθῇ.
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.
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ἐμοὶ δὲ εἰς ἐλάχιστόν ἐστιν, ἵνα ὑφʼ ὑμῶν ἀνακριθῶ ἢ ὑπὸ ἀνθρωπίνης ἡμέρας
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court.
ἀλλʼ οὐδὲ ἐμαυτὸν ἀνακρίνω.
In fact, I do not even judge myself.
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οὐδὲν γὰρ ἐμαυτῷ σύνοιδα,
o For I am not aware of anything against myself,
ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἐν τούτῳ δεδικαίωμαι,
p but I am not thereby acquitted.
ὁ δὲ ἀνακρίνων με κύριός ἐστιν.
It is the Lord who judges me.
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ὥστε μὴ πρὸ καιροῦ τι κρίνετε
Therefore q do not pronounce judgment before the time,
ἕως ἂν ἔλθῃ ὁ κύριος,
r before the Lord comes,
temporal
ὃς καὶ φωτίσει τὰ κρυπτὰ τοῦ σκότους καὶ φανερώσει τὰς βουλὰς τῶν καρδιῶν
s who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.
καὶ τότε ὁ ἔπαινος γενήσεται ἑκάστῳ ἀπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ.
t Then each one will receive his commendation from God.
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Don't make too much of another person's opinion of you or your ministry. Play to the audience of One. May we be found faithful!
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1446247389134 Arc 1446247389 1450872183 editing NT 46 4 1 4 5 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 na28 esv Οὕτως ἡμᾶς λογιζέσθω ἄνθρωπος This is how one should regard us, i1 ὡς ὑπηρέτας Χριστοῦ καὶ οἰκονόμους μυστηρίων θεοῦ. as servants of Christ and n stewards of the mysteries of God. i6 ὧδε λοιπὸν ζητεῖται ἐν τοῖς οἰκονόμοις, ἵνα πιστός τις εὑρεθῇ. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. i2 i18 ideaexplanation 1 i19 ideaexplanation 1 ἐμοὶ δὲ εἰς ἐλάχιστόν ἐστιν, ἵνα ὑφʼ ὑμῶν ἀνακριθῶ ἢ ὑπὸ ἀνθρωπίνης ἡμέρας But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. i3 ἀλλʼ οὐδὲ ἐμαυτὸν ἀνακρίνω. In fact, I do not even judge myself. i7 i20 series i23 concessive 2 οὐδὲν γὰρ ἐμαυτῷ σύνοιδα, o For I am not aware of anything against myself, i4 ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἐν τούτῳ δεδικαίωμαι, p but I am not thereby acquitted. i8 ὁ δὲ ἀνακρίνων με κύριός ἐστιν. It is the Lord who judges me. i9 i16 negativepositive 2 i17 concessive 2 ὥστε μὴ πρὸ καιροῦ τι κρίνετε Therefore q do not pronounce judgment before the time, i5 ἕως ἂν ἔλθῃ ὁ κύριος, r before the Lord comes, i10 i13 temporal 1 ὃς καὶ φωτίσει τὰ κρυπτὰ τοῦ σκότους καὶ φανερώσει τὰς βουλὰς τῶν καρδιῶν s who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. i11 καὶ τότε ὁ ἔπαινος γενήσεται ἑκάστῳ ἀπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ. t Then each one will receive his commendation from God. i12 i14 temporal 1 i15 ground 1 i22 bilateral 1 3 Don't make too much of another person's opinion of you or your ministry. Play to the audience of One. May we be found faithful! 1 100 80 na28 1 esv 1 a 2 discourse 11446247389154
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