A Prayer Of Resolve In Completing Our Ministry”

February 8, 2019

Father, we’ve learned this week of Epaphras who understood the gospel of grace and passionately shared it with others and wrestled in prayer for those who were in his charge. What a shining example to those in the church of Colossae, including Archippus whom Paul specifically called out by name to remind him of his duty as a minister of Christ – to be faithful and complete the calling You placed upon his life. It is a reminder for each of us to be faithful, not slothful, double-minded or pulled away by worldly desires, as we carry out the mission of the gospel of Christ. We don’t want to fall away like Demas* who later abandoned his spiritual post, but we want to be faithful till our final days here on earth. Amen.

* Demas is also mentioned in the final part of Colossians: “Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings”. Later we have these sad words: “Demas, because he loves this world has deserted me” * (2 Timothy 4:10).

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