Chapter Four, Lesson Two
RECOGNIZING HIS SERVANTS Page
Recognizing His Servants
V. 7 ** As Paul concludes this great letter, he wants to inform
the Colossians regarding eight specific individuals. Today we will look
at the first five and then next week, the final three. To whom does Paul
Tychicus - His name meant "fortuitous" or "fortunate".
This godly young man had learned much from the apostle during his four
years as a faithful traveling companion up to this point in the life
of Paul and was indeed "fortunate" for the experience.
** How much did Tychicus know about the current life of Paul?
Everything! "As to all my affairs...[he] will bring you
The first example for us from these men is that God's servants are
Tychicus new all about Paul, because he served him sacrificially.
cf. Acts 20:4, Ephesians 6:21, 2Timothy 4:12 and Titus 3:12
** How did Paul fell about Tychicus? What three things does he point
out regarding this amazing servant of God?
1) He was Paul's "beloved brother". A Christian of course,
but more than that - his selflessness had made him "beloved"
to the apostle Paul.
2) He was a faithful servant - Paul uses the word diakonos here to
describe how Tychicus served him. Paul places the word "faithful"
in front of diakonos for us to understand the importance of doing the
job well. cf. 1Corinthians 4:1-2
3) Besides being Paul's servant, Tychicus was also a "fellow bondservant"
in the Lord. Sundoulos means that Tychicus was a willing co-servant
along with Paul, in service to the Lord.
cf. Romans 1:1, Galatians 1:10 and Philippians 1:1
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