Colossians 4:15-18

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Colossians 4:15-18

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Lesson Number 25

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Every Christian is given a ministry to fulfill.

Practical Application

  1. Fulfill your ministry.


  1. Who was Nymphas?
  2. Where did the churches meet during the first three centuries?
  3. Where else was this letter to be read besides in Colosse?
  4. What happened to the church at Laodicea?
  5. Who was Archippus? What was he told to do?
  6. What is the theme of the letter to the Colossians?


  1. A godly person, probably living in Laodicea or Hierapolis.
  2. In homes of the Christians
  3. In the Laodicean church
  4. They became lukewarm. Refer to Revelation 2:1-7
  5. Probably he was a son of Philemon. He was told to fulfill his ministry.
  6. The supremacy and all-sufficiency of Christ.


  1. Is every Christian given a ministry to fulfill? Is so, what is it?
  2. Does everyone have a gift? Support your answer with Scripture. What is to be done with the gift? Consider your gifts. How are you using them for the Lord?
  3. Recall the great theme of the epistle to the Colossians. What is the most influential thing you have learned from the book?


  1. Would you be willing to open your home on a regular basis for the Lord’s work? Are you doing this now?

Key Verses

  • “…Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” Colossians 4:17

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