In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God.
Read the passage again and notice the words St Paul uses to describe the church in Colossae. They will tell you of a church doing well; of people doing well in Christ.
Did you notice those first three words; faith, hope and love? They pitch up at the end of the great hymn in 1 Corinthians 13 where, 'faith, hope and love remain. And, in our passage today, these attributes in a church lead to those people bearing fruit.
Prayer. Lord Jesus Christ, may my life reflect faith, hope and love. For your sake and glory. Amen.