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Union with ChristEdit

Colossians 1:24-29

[24] I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and I am undergoing the tribulations of the Christ that are yet lacking in my flesh in behalf of his body, which is the congregation. [25] I became a minister of this congregation in accord with the stewardship from God that was given to me in your behalf to preach the word of God fully, [26] the sacred secret that was hidden from the past systems of things and from the past generations. But now it has been revealed to his holy ones, [27] to whom God has been pleased to make known among the nations the glorious riches of this sacred secret, which is Christ in union with you, the hope of his glory. [28] He is the one we are proclaiming, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present every person complete in union with Christ. [29] To this end I am indeed working hard, exerting myself with his strength that is operating powerfully within me. - Paul to the congregations of Colossae