Colossians 1:1-2

From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,  to the saints, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ, at Colossae. Grace and peace to you from God our Father!

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,  To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ:Grace and peace to you from God our Father.

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,  To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy.  We are writing to God’s holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. May God our Father give you grace and peace.

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,  To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Lord God, I thank you for the work You did in the apostle Paul and in Timothy - that You saw fit to capture their hearts for Your glory, and pour out encouragement and instruction to Your church as it was just beginning. We are grateful for their example and their model to us to likewise encourage, instruct, rebuke, and forgive each other in the body of Christ. Shape our hearts Lord to truly extend grace and peace to one another regularly, and especially as it is needed. We all need help, we all need more of You desperately! Make us the church that is Your bride! Amen!