In Colossians we are introduced to a man named Epaphras who was someone Paul proudly called a fellow bondservant (doulos) or fellow slave of Christ. His name is mentioned only three times in Scripture: Colossians 1:7, 4:12, and Philemon 1:23. But in those three verses, in less than 70 words, Epaphras is described as:
“our dear fellow servant”
“faithful minister of Christ”
“bondservant of Christ”
“always laboring for you in prayers”
“my fellow prisoner”
What would the Lord write about your life if He mentioned you three times in His Word? Would you be considered a “faithful minister of Christ”? Would you be found “alwaying laboring in prayers” for others? If not, that can change today. You can begin right now writing a new chapter in your life. To discover more about Epaphras, keep listening.
The following is a study on Colossians 1:7; 4:12-13.