Re:Verse passage –Colossians 4:7-18 (day seven)
Today we will gather in community as we conclude this series on Colossians. We will meet in Bible Studies and open up our personal Bibles to this passage we have read all week. We will sit under the teaching of pastors and teachers who have lived in this book for months. There is beauty in this Re:Verse process. Pastor Chris and Pastor Don were highlighted this week in The Baptist Standard talking about the Re:Verse and how it has unified our church. Unified study leads to a unified church.
This unification in our congregation seems very similar to what we see in the final greeting in Colossians. Two churches gathering around the reading of the same letter but under much different circumstances. Imagine the excitement and anticipation of the Colossians as this letter is being read aloud for the very first time. Imagine the intrigue as they hear these words of Paul telling them to take off the old self and put on the new. Imagine the burden they must have felt as Paul concludes, “Remember my imprisonment.” Excitement, anticipation, intrigue, and burden: what emotions will you feel as we gather today?