The church at Colossae, as far as the records show, never had a visit from the apostle Paul. Yet this great servant of God had reports of its standing by a man called Epaphras (Col.1:7-8). This man let Paul know the state of the saints there. From the way Paul wrote, they were in a goodly position: they had started well in the Faith and were continuing strongly. In his prayer for them Paul prays that they would go on further in the things of God.