Praying for the Kingdom

Colossians 1:1-14

If you could have one wish …

The Thanksgiving

  • A church they hadn’t visited
  • Yet, they know about
    • their faith
    • their love
    • their hope
  • And, they thank God
    • Ezekiel 36:25-27
    • Philippians 2:12-13

The Prayer

  • The knowledge of His will
    • not so much in individualistic term
    • but God’s purposes for and within His world
  • In all spiritual wisdom and understanding
    • knowing what the Bible says
    • and being transformed by that
  • That you may live a life worthy of the Lord – that is, that God may continue the work He has begun
    • bearing fruit in every good work
    • growing in the knowledge of God
    • being strengthened for endurance and patience
    • giving thanks to the Father – who
      • gives a share in the inheritance of the saint
      • rescues into His kingdom
      • provides redemption in Jesus
      • gives the forgiveness of sins

And so …