Paul’s letters in the New Testament form a crucial part of the Biblical canon and provide foundational theology for the early Church. Paul wrote to the churches he helped establish in order to instruct new believers in the faith, provide encouragement through difficult times, and address challenging issues that arose. If you haven’t already, take time to read through these passages and share below what stands out to you from them. If you would like some encouragement from past devotionals we have been doing, you can click here.

Here are 3 lessons learned and insights from Ephesians 6-Colossians 2.

God is at Work for You 

There is a spiritual battle going on that we cannot see. Brett often talks about the upper story and lower story. In the upper story, God is at work. He is at work for you as we live in the lower story. See how and what that means for us in Ephesians 6 and in this devotional.

Seek God’s Righteousness

In a continued theme throughout these letters to the different Churches, Paul once again shares that we should not try to seek righteousness by ourselves and through out flesh. We should seek God’s righteousness. See why and how in Philippians 3 and in this devotional.

PhilippiansDwell on Certain Things 

As Paul wraps up his letter to the Philippians in Philippians 4, he gives them a challenge. In verse 8 he says, “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy—dwell on these things.” As you reflect on this passage and watch this devotional, choose to dwell on these things.


These are just 3 of the lessons you could have gotten out of from this week’s passages. However, they are not the only ones. What did you get out of reading these passages? If you are not part of this group, but would like to be getting these texts, simply text the word “Paul” to 703-454-5990. In addition to this, to be part of other Bible Study encouragement groups where you can pick out other Bible Studies to do throughout the year, go to this page.