We Have Not Ceased To Pray - Colossians 1:9-12

May 6, 2023 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: Colossians - Jesus Is Lord In All of Life

Topic: Jesus Is Lord In All Of Life Passage: Colossians 1:9–12

050723-“We Have Not Ceased To Pray”...Colossians 1:9-12

“Key Verse” In Colossians...“I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.” -Chapter 2, verse 4

Hebrews 10:25...“Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near”

“There is no such thing as a vibrant, ever-maturing, and ministry-oriented Christian life without the ministry of the local church.” -Paul David Tripp, Do You Believe?                                                             

Do you believe

 

Sermon In A Sentence: To pray biblically effective prayers, we must include intentional & strategic prayers for one another in our local church community.

Colossians 1:3...“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have
for all the saints.”

Colossians 1:9-12...“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will…”

Paul’s Intentional Prayer Strategy That Jesus’ Church Would:
-Be filled with a knowledge of God’s will
-Be filled with spiritual wisdom & understanding
-Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord
-Walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord
-Bear fruit in every good work
-Increase in the knowledge of God
-Be strong in power, endurance & patience
-Be thankful for her eternal inheritance in Christ

Part of our Church Covenant for Morningside Bible Church: “We will carry each other’s burdens, praying for all the saints…”

Colossians 1:9-12...“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding…”

Jeremiah 17:9...“The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable— who can understand it?”

Colossians 1:9-12...“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord…”

Ephesians 2:8-10...“By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship”

“…to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” -Ephesians 4:1
“…manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ…” -Philippians 1:27
“…walk in a manner worthy of God” -1 Thess. 2:12

Colossians 1:9-12...“…we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him…”

Colossians 1:9-12...“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may... bear fruit in every good work…”

Ephesians 2:10...“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them”

Colossians 1:9-12...“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may... increase in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light”

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