Epaphras took a letter to the city of Colosse, Colossians 4:7-18

Take a Letter AD61.
Paul, who was under house arrest in Rome, wrote a letter we call today Colossians. The letter was delivered by a messenger, which was the custom in those days.

COLOSSIANS, the 9th letter by Paul and the 11th New Testament Book, was written in AD61.

Some of Paul’s main points to the Colossians were: The supremacy of the Messiah, Rules for Holy Living and Rules for Christian Households.

Background Reading:

Final Greetings from Paul and His Fellow Workers

4:7 Tychicus will tell you everything that has happened to me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister, and a fellow servant in the Lord. 8 I am sending him to you for this very reason, so that you may know how we are doing and that he may encourage your hearts. 9 He is coming with Onesimus, that faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.

10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. You have received instructions about him. If he comes to you, welcome him. 11 Jesus, who is called Justus, also greets you. These are the only ones of the circumcision who are fellow workers for the kingdom of God. They have been an encouragement to me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of the Messiah Jesus, sends you his greetings. He is always wrestling in his prayers for you, so that you may stand mature, completely convinced of the entire will of God. 13 For I can testify on his behalf that he has a deep concern for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you. 15 Give my greetings to the brothers in Laodicea, especially to Nympha and the church that is in her house. 16 When this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and be sure to read the one from Laodicea. 17 Tell Archippus, “See that you complete the ministry you have received from the Lord.”

Final Greeting

18 This greeting is written with my own signature —“Paul.” Remember that I remain imprisoned. May grace be with you! Amen.
Colossians 4:7-18


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