Colossians Class-Pauls Ministry

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Part of the study I am currently going through in Colossians.

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Colossians Class-Pauls Ministry

  1. 1. Faith in the Future is<br />Power in the Present!<br />…a simple look at Paul’s letter <br />to the Colossian Christians…<br />
  2. 2. A Glimpse into Paul’s Ministry<br />“For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.” <br />(1 Corinthians 9:16; ESV)<br />
  3. 3. Introductory Questions<br />Did Paul suffer for the gospel?<br />Did Paul suffer because of the gospel?<br />Did Paul suffer for churches?<br />
  4. 4. Why Did Paul’s Rejoice?<br />“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ&apos;s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church…”<br />(Colossians 1:24; ESV; Emphasis mine-CMG)<br />
  5. 5. Why Did Paul Become a Minister?<br />“…of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known…” <br />(Colossians 1:25; ESV)<br />
  6. 6. What was Paul’s Purpose in Ministry?<br />“…Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ…” <br />(Colossians 1:28; ESV)<br />
  7. 7. What was Paul’s Struggle?<br />“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face…” <br />(Colossians 2:1; ESV)<br />
  8. 8. Faith in the Future is<br />Power in the Present!<br />…a simple look at Paul’s letter <br />to the Colossian Christians…<br />

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