“The Kind Provision Of The Lord”, 5/3/2020

“The Kind Provision Of The Lord”
 
Colossians 1:9-12, “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.” NIV
 
I. The Knowledge Of God’s Will – v. 9
 
Colossians 1:9b, “…we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.”
 
Paul has prayed for the Ephesians that they would be “…filled up to all the fullness of God.”
 
Paul has prayed for the Philippians that they would be, “…filled with the fruit of righteousness…”
 
Paul now prays for the Colossians that God would, “…fill [them] with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.”
 
A. Through All Spiritual Wisdom
 
B. Through All Understanding
 
 
II. Live A Life Worthy Of The Lord – v. 10
 
Colossians 1:10, “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,…”
 
A. Pleasing The Lord In Every Way
 
B. Bearing Fruit In Every Good Work
 
C. Growing In The Knowledge Of God
 
David’s Mighty Men: First Chronicles 11
 
 
III. Strengthened With All Power – v. 11
 
Colossians 1:11, “being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience…”
 
A. According To His Glorious Might
 
B. So That You May Have Great Endurance And Patience
 
 
IV. Joyfully Giving Thanks – v. 12
 
Colossians 1:11c-12, “…joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.”

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