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Summary: Part 2 of the Colossians series

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WHAT ARE YOU PRAYING FOR?

Colossians 1:9-14

So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives, and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom. 10Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others. All the while, you will learn to know God better and better. We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy, 12always thanking the Father, who has enabled you to share the inheritance that belongs to God’s holy people, who live in the light. 13For he has rescued us from the one who rules in the kingdom of darkness, and he has brought us into the Kingdom of his dear Son. 14God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has forgiven all our sins. Col. 1:9-14 (NLT)

I. WHAT DO YOU PRAY FOR?

So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives, and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom. Col. 1:9 (NLT)

ARE YOU PRAYING TO?

II. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WILL.

Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others. All the while, you will learn to know God better and better.

Col. 1:10 (NLT)

A. By creating an environment of clear direction from

God.

Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. Psa. 37:5 (NLT)

ARE YOU PRAYING TO?

III. LIVE IN A WORTHY MANNER.

So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives, and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom. Col. 1:9 (NLT)

ARE YOU PRAYING TO?

IV. UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF A GOD-PLEASING

LIFE.

A. Fruitfulness in good works.

Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others. Col. 1:10a (NLT)

B. Growth in knowledge of God.

All the while, you will learn to know God better and better. Col. 1:10b (NLT)

C. Strengthened with God’s power.

We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy, Col. 1:11 (NLT)

D. Gratitude to God for blessings of redemption.

always thanking the Father, who has enabled you to share the inheritance that belongs to God’s holy people, who live in the light. 13For he has rescued us from the one who rules in the kingdom of darkness, and he has brought us into the Kingdom of his dear Son. 14God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has forgiven all our sins. Col. 1:12-14 (NLT)


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