Hidup Bersama Di Dalam Yesus

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Kol 4:7-18 | Pdt. Erick Kartawijaya

Final Greetings (Listen)

Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.

10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him), 11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis. 14 Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas. 15 Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. 16 And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.”

18 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

Setiap orang yang telah hidup di dalam Yesus, juga hidup bersama di dalam Yesus. Apa saja bentuk dari hidup bersama itu?

1. BERSEKUTU BERSAMA (4:7-10,16 )
Memperhatikan, memberitahu dan menghibur adalah bentuk bersekutu. Untuk itu Paulus mengirim Tikhikus dan Onesimus ke jemaat Kolose. Bersekutu di dalam Yesus dilakukan tanpa memandang ras, status, atau budaya (Kolose 3:11); serta saling menerima dan mengampuni. Seperti Paulus menerima Onesimus (Filemon 1:10-11) dan menerima kembali Markus, kemenakan Barnabas (Kisah 15:37-39; 1Korintus 12:21).

2. MELAYANI BERSAMA (4:7-12,14-15 )
Paulus melayani bersama dengan kawan pelayan dan teman sekerja-nya (Kolose 1:25; 1Korintus 3:5-6,9). Mereka saling mendoakan, menghibur dan mendorong untuk berdiri teguh dan dewasa dalam iman (Kolose 4:12; 1Korintus 15:58). Nimfa melayani dengan membuka rumahnya, mari kita juga memberi tempat/waktu di tengah kesibukan hidup kita untuk bersekutu dan melayani bersama dengan saudara seiman?

3. MEMBERITAKAN INJIL BERSAMA (4:7-13,16-17)
Paulus dan teman-temannya adalah hamba Yesus Kristus, yang bekerja untuk kerajaan Allah. Mereka melakukan tugas yang dipercayakan Allah yaitu memberitakan injil (Kolose 1:28-29) dengan setia, dengan kekuatan dari Allah dan sesuai kehendakNya. Mereka saling mendorong, menolong dan menguatkan. Mari kita juga melakukan itu dengan setia.

Ringkasan kotbah Pdt. Erick Kartawijaya, 17 Juli 2022