Colossians 1:5-6

Colossians 1: 5 and 6

5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel 6 that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God's grace.



Faith and Hope

1.  I read verse 5 as the faith and love we have for others comes from the hope we have in God.  He is our spring from heaven - the source.  We cannot have the fruits of the spirit without living water.

Do you have faith from God?

2. Truth, the true message of the gospel.  Paul is telling the church there is one true gospel, and that is what they need to fill their minds with.  That is the gospel of hope, and of God's grace.

What message are you filling your mind with?

Growth

1. It's not just enough to have faith and from that love and hope; we must also GROW.  We show evidence of our Christian growth by bearing fruits of the spirit.  The world will not know we are followers unless we are like him. 

How have you grown this week?

2. The gospel is powerful and grows through out the world.  God's holy word reveals his grace and is open to those who read it.  How do we find God and understand him?  From reading His word, the gospel points us to the truth.

Have you shared the Bible with someone today?


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