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Biblical Explanations of Colossians 1:24

It is very important that you realize that Jesus has completed the work of salvation for everyone on the cross of Calvary. There is no need to offer sacrifices for sins as the Bible says in Hebrews 10:18 and 26.

Yet, the Bible says in Colossians 1:24 that Paul, an apostle to the Gentiles, was fulfilling in his flesh what was lacking in the sufferings of Christ in his body, which is the Church.

What does this mean, and what was lacking in Christ's suffering for his body?

As it was said before, Jesus finished the work of salvation on the cross and said that it was finished (John 19:30). What the Bible teaches about the failure of Christ's suffering in his body was a matter of TEACHING.

Discipleship was the only thing Jesus left for His disciples to fulfill because it is what is needed for the growth of every part of the body, according to Matthew 28: 18-20. Jesus commanded his disciples to make many disciples by preaching the good news of the world and baptizing them in his name, teaching them all the things he had taught them.

It was for the same reason that the Bible in verse 24 says of Paul the apostle, "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that I may lack in you;

And again, it was Paul's suffering, that is, his "carnal" self-sacrifice of life's rights but continued preaching that made them disciples of Jesus because they imitated him as their leader in Christ.

So, Colossians 1:24 really speaks of the need to be a disciple in the ongoing work in the body of Christ, that is the Church.

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