The Message is as true among you today as when you first heard it. It doesn’t diminish or weaken over time. It’s the same all over the world. The Message bears fruit and gets larger and stronger, just as it has in you. From the very first day you heard and recognized the truth of what God is doing, you’ve been hungry for more. It’s as vigorous in you now as when you learned it from our friend and close associate Epaphras. He is one reliable worker for Christ! I could always depend on him. He’s the one who told us how thoroughly love had been worked into your lives by the Spirit.
It sometimes seems the message of Christ changes since we hear so many interpretations. I don’t guarantee mine are even correct but what I feel it saying to me at that time.
Always check the Bible yourself and ask the Spirit to guide you in truth.
If the message is not bearing fruit, building up or showing love – check it. God’s Word may come with some challenges but Jesus did not come to tear others down. He came to show us real love.