5/2/2023 [Thematic Message 141]                                                                                                                                                                      www.lifechurchmissions.com  

Labor for the Church <Col 1:21–29>


1.  Who was Paul laboring for?

1Must clearly know the object of Paul’s labor and service


2Paul pointed out the past and present spiritual state of the saints


3If you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel


2.  Paul’s mentality as he labored for the church

1Paul rejoiced in what he was suffering for the church


2Paul filled up in his flesh what was still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of the church


3.  How did Paul labor for the church?

1Present the hidden mysteries of God (word of God) in its fullness


2Admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ


3Strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me