Daily Archives: January 2, 2019

January 2 – Colossians 1:4-8

Welcome to 2019! This month, we are walking slowly through the book of Colossians. Paul wrote this letter to the church at Colossae, and Philemon which we’ll be reading in February,  when he was imprisoned in Rome. This book offers practical guidelines for Christian living as well as encouragement and warning. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

Colossians 1:4-8

because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— 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 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. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

SOAP Note

God’s Grace | Rebecca Hoyt

Scripture

Colossians 1:6

Observation

The last part of verse 6 in my Bible says- “…is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth.” The word Grace stuck out to me. I looked up the meaning of grace- the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

Application

As I have been praying about my word for 2019, two words have come to mind: Love and Thankful. One thing I am so thankful for is God’s grace in my life; I don’t deserve it; I can’t earn it, but He gives it, and I am thankful.

Prayer

Dear Father, my word for 2018 was TRUST and boy did I ever need to trust you.  I’m excited to see what 2019 has in store. I will love to see things that will happen if I pray and follow You this year loving others and being thankful.

The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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