We continue our 8 week study on Paul’s letter to the Church in Colossae. We gather each Wednesday via zoom from 11am – 12 noon. We hope you will join us.
Today we will have a look at Chapter 3:18 – 4:1 and consider what putting to death our old way of living and putting on the new clothes looks like when it comes to relationships with others – in particular our spouses, our children and our work.
On this page you will have access to the Bible Reading, the transcript of Revd Jonny’s study, a video of the Zoom call, and the participant’s guide. Enjoy.
Reading Colossians 3:18 – 4:1 (NIV)
18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favour, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favouritism.
Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.