I am preparing a Bible study for my teens and we have been going systematically thru Colossians. We are in the final greetings of Ch 4:7-end and I was wondering something. There doesnt seem to be overtly much to apply to daily life in these final verses, but i wonder if it is responsible to go this route with it: We know that Mark and Paul had had a little tiff that caused them to part ways, and in this passage we see that Mark is with Paul again, telling us that they had eventually made things right and Mark was restored to being a faithful and useful servant ("Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry." 2 Tim 4:11 - which we know was written afterward) If I havent rambled on too much and you actually follow my thought here, what do you think? Or am I missing something I could use elsewhere in the passage? Here's the passage so you dont have to look it up 7Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. 8I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our[a] circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts. 9He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here. 10My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.) 11Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me. 12Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. 13I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis. 14Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings. 15Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. 16After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea. 17Tell Archippus: "See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord." 18I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.