Jesus taught that we must remain (the Greek word is menó) in him. To do this, he said that his words must remain (menó) in us, both in our hearts and our heads. These readings are designed to help you set aside 10 minutes each day to think about his words. Take 10 to get into his Word so that his words will remain (menó) in you. Share this link so that others will join in the movement to Take 10 to Menó!

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#18 Colossians 4:7-18 "God Knows Names"

Why spend time reading about these people with weird names who lived almost 2,000 years ago? How can it help you to know that Nympha hosted a church in her home or that Jesus (Paul’s team member) was also called Justus? The reason these people are mentioned by name is because each one of them mattered to God.

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#17 Colossians 4:5-6 "W.A.I.T."

Making the best use of your time with those who are far from God can be overwhelming. You might feel like you’re walking on pins and needles, trying not to mess up or say the wrong thing. God doesn’t want you wound so tightly that you are afraid you’ll make some eternal mistake and damn your co-worker to hell.

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#15 Colossians 3:22-4:1 "Reporting To Jesus"

The way to work with whole-hearted integrity is to continually remind yourself that the Lord is aware of everything you are doing, all day long, and he is the one you are serving. Your work matters to God! They way in which you do your work (attitude and quality) is very important to your Father. He cares about your most mundane tasks. He wants you to represent his name at your job so that others will praise him for how you are working.

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#13 Colossians 3:15-17 "Growing In Thankfulness"

It’s as if Paul was summing up all of the preceding verses when he wrote in v17: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. To do everything in the name of Jesus means that you are seeking first his kingdom and you are setting your mind on his Word. Because you now represent Jesus Christ everywhere you go and in everything you do, your entire life is to be lived out from your allegiance to him.

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#12 Colossians 3:12-14 "Dress to Kill"

Since being rescued from the dark domain, your life is now about how God is transforming you through a continual renewal process. God is developing in you the very characteristics of Jesus Christ. So why should you give yourself completely to God’s work of making you into the same kind of person that Jesus was?

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#11 Colossians 3:5-11 "Renewing the New You"

The new you is being renewed in the knowledge of the image of its Creator. Wait, read that sentence again. The word for “knowledge” has the special prefix that makes it full and complete knowledge and understanding. God is helping you to know him better so that you become more and more devoted to him and appreciative of him. He is restoring you to be like his Son, nothing less will do.

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#8 Colossians 2:8-15 "You've Got Credentials"

Picture in your mind what your email signature would look like if you had all the initials you ever imagined both before, and after your name. Imagine the doors those initials could open for you. Don’t just picture the initials from degrees and certifications, include in that vocational positions like VP and CFO.

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#4 Colossians 1:21-23 "A Giant But"

The giant “But” in v22 makes all the difference. But now He has reconciled you… is the most important truth you will ever embrace. Because you were separated from God and evil in your thinking and doing, the only way things could be made right between you was if God did it himself.

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#1 Colossians 1:1-8 "Faith, Hope & Love"

God wants to help you live out your faith in love. According to Jesus, our primary identifier as his followers is that we love all the saints (v4). Faith and love are inseparable. They are two sides of the same coin. They are so connected that Paul was led by God to write this statement: The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. (Galatians 5:6)

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