Which is come unto you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:
Note 8 at Col 1:6: The Gospel is a universal message for all mankind. It encompasses all ethnic and cultural groups. It is the good news from God that He has come to seek and to save those who are lost (Mt 18:11-14 and Lu 19:10).
The Scripture repeatedly conveys that this message is for all people, of all ages, in all nations: "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations" (Mt 24:14). "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations" (Mt 28:19). "And the gospel must first be published among all nations" (Mr 13:10). "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mr 16:15). "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations" (Lu 24:47). "And ye shall be witnesses unto me...unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Ac 1:8). "And be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven" (Col 1:23). "Having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people" (Re 14:6).
Note 9 at Col 1:6: The Gospel is not only universal in its scope, but it is also alive and produces fruit (Mt 13:8 and Jas 3:17). Such spiritual fruit consists of the conversion of people's lives (Ro 1:13); eternal life (Joh 4:36); the life of Christ manifested in the believer (Joh 15:4-5); holiness (Ro 6:22); the evidence of repentance in people's lives (Mt 3:8 and 7:20); good works (Col 1:10); thanksgiving to God (Heb 13:15); love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Ga 5:22-23); and goodness, righteousness, and truth (2Co 9:10, Eph 5:9, and Php 1:11).