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Summary: To prove that we can be filled daily with the knowledge of His will.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you filled with knowledge of His will?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that we can be filled daily with the knowledge of His will.

IV. TEXT:

Colossians 1:9 (Amplified Bible)

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things—

V. THESIS:

Be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and spiritual understanding.

VI. TITLE:

Knowledge of His will

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 60 - 64 A.D.

C. Purpose: 3-fold purposes:

1. To express Paul's affection for the Philippian believers

2. To thank them for their gift

3. To encourage them to a lifestyle of unity, holiness and joy

D. To whom written: Philippian believers

E. Main theme: JESUS CHRIST

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. To be filled with knowledge of His will

"For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will"

Philippians 1:9 (Amplified Bible)

And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment],

Ephesians 3:19 (Amplified Bible)

[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

Ephesians 4:13 (Amplified Bible)

[That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.

B. Through all spiritual wisdom

"in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God]"

Psalms 90:12 (Amplified Bible)

So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.

Ephesians 1:17 (Amplified Bible)

[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,

James 3:17 (Amplified Bible)

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).


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