Vs28 Paul & Co. Preach – Negatively – Warning, Positively – Teaching
EVERY man, in ALL Wisdom, Their Goal – Present EVERY man Perfect (spiritually mature) in Christ Jesus.

Col 1:29 The word “labour” means toil to the point of weariness or exhaustion. This is Paul’s side.

It is followed by “striving”, a verb also in Luke 22:44 (the Lord Jesus in His agony in Gethsemane).

Paul gives credit for the progress to the Godhead. “his working, which worketh in me mightily”

The noun of this same root is found in Col 2:1 “conflict”

Greek “πᾶς” “ALL”, 40X (More than other NT books if the size is taken into account)

Greek “Complete”, 8X

Col 1:9
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be
filled (S4137, verb) with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Col 1:19
For it pleased the Father that in him should all
fulness (S4138, noun) dwell;
Col 1:25
Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to
fulfil (S4137, verb) the word of God;
Col 2:2
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the
full assurance (S4136, noun) of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Col 2:9
For in him dwelleth all the
fulness (S4138, noun) of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:10
And ye are
complete (S4137, verb) in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Col 4:12
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and
complete (S4137, verb) in all the will of God.
Col 4:17
And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou
fulfil (S4137, verb) it.