A High Sense Of Purpose
Text: Colossians 1:25
Paul had a very high sense of purpose as he served the Lord. This was clearly stated in the following text.
“Of which I became a minister according to the stewardship
from God which was given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God.”
1. “Given to me for you”
a) This is in direct reference to his ministry as a minister of God.
b) God had given him a ministry to serve the Gentiles especially.
2. A further glimpse of Paul’s ministry
Paul made other references to his ministry in other texts. The following is an important one that offers a further glimpse of his ministry.
“To which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle,
and a teacher of the Gentiles.”
2 Timothy 1:11
a) He began as a preacher.
b) He was made an apostle later.
c) He was then given a further appointment to become “a teacher of the Gentiles”.
3. Purpose borne in mind
a) God did not merely honour Paul by giving him “titles” (“teacher”, “apostle”).
b) He recognised that there was high purpose.
i) It had to do with the word of God.
ii) It had to do with fulfilment of the word of God.
iii) The offices given to him were meant to be fulfilled.
4. What does fulfilment entail?
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