The cause of Christ owes an immense debt to the countless unseen helpers without whom leaders in the public eye would be useless. The apostle Paul closed his letter to the believers of Colossae by acknowledging his own helpers and encouraging them to continue in the work received from God for them to do. In this message, Alistair Begg observes how Paul’s farewell calls us toward abiding faithfulness, reminding us of the heartbeat of genuine ministry.
15Give my greetings to the brothers2 at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. 16And 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. 17And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.”
18I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
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