Re:Verse passage – Colossians 1:1-8 (day seven)

Our Christian faith is built on relationships.  First, it is built on a relationship with Jesus Christ, then it is encouraged through relationships with brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ like Epaphras:  just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf, and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit. (Col. 1:7-8)

All of us have had people like Epaphras in our lives who either shared the Gospel with us or strengthened our faith.  Who are those people in your life?  When did they show up?  How did they edify you?

Remember those faithful saints who cared for you thanking God for them, and if possible, write them a thank you note telling them you thank God for them.  It may be just the encouragement they need.

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

One thought on “Relationships”

  1. The word “edify” resonates with me. Life is about relationship building. Real Christians care about building up and lifting up one another. I am convinced.

    There are so many ways to edify someone. One way of the many ways for building up one another is to show appreciation for one another and to those who help us walk with Christ. There is no doubt that words can help build up or tear us apart so choose our words carefully and think before speaking.

    In our life journey, we may have heard many hurtful and disgraceful words, intentionally or unintentionally. Hurtful words are very discouraging and disrespectful.

    Our words matter! Our actions matter! Our actions and words can help build up or tear up one another. They can help build a Christ-like community or divide us!

    A great blog to remind us about relationship building. Thank you!

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