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Colossians Chapter 4:1-4

Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:1-4
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Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
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Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
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At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—
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that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
  1. What are masters to give to their bondservants?
    Colossians 4:1
    Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
  2. Why are they to do this?
    Colossians 4:1
    Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
  3. How are we to continue in prayer?
    Colossians 4:2
    Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
  4. What did Paul ask them to pray for?
    Colossians 4:3-4
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    At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—
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    that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

Colossians Chapter 4:5-6

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Colossians 4:5-6
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Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
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Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
  1. How are we to walk toward those who are outside?
    Colossians 4:5
    Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
  2. How and when are we to season our speech?
    Colossians 4:6
    Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Colossians Chapter 4:7-9

Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.

Colossians 4:7-9
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Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
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I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts,
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and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.
  1. Why was Paul sending Tychicus?
    Colossians 4:7-8
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    Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
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    I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts,
  2. Who would be coming with him?
    Colossians 4:9
    and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.

Colossians Chapter 4:10-11

Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him).

Colossians 4:10-11
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Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him),
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and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
  1. Who sent their greetings?
    Colossians 4:10
    Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him),
  2. What were these men who were of the circumcision, prove to be to Paul?
    Colossians 4:11
    and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.

Colossians Chapter 4:12-15

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Colossians 4:12-15
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Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
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For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
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Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.
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Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
  1. How did Epaphras labor for them?
    Colossians 4:12
    Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
  2. What kind of zeal did Epaphras have for them?
    Colossians 4:13
    For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
  3. Who was Luke?
    Colossians 4:14
    Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.
  4. Who did Paul ask them to greet?
    Colossians 4:15
    Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

Colossians Chapter 4:16-18

And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.

Colossians 4:16-18
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And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
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And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.”
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I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
  1. Who was supposed to read this letter?
    Colossians 4:16
    And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
  2. What other letter were they supposed to read?
    Colossians 4:16
    And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
  3. What were they to say to Archippus?
    Colossians 4:17
    And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.”
  4. How did Paul close this letter?
    Colossians 4:18
    I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.