Monday, April 7, 2008

Enjoying What Christ Purchased

One of the most difficult things for me to preach are Paul's prayers. For one the actual text is usually packed and lengthy; typically being one long sentence in the Greek for our 8 or 9 verses. It is also difficult to apply. Do we discuss what Paul prayed for? Do we discuss prayer? In this particular sermon on Colossians 1:9-14 (primarily focusing on v.9-10) we discuss the importance of having a knowledge of God's Will. If we desire to fully enjoy that which Christ has already purchased then one way of doing that is to be filled with a knowledge of God's Will. You can now view Wednesday's sermon online.

1 comment:

  1. Mike,

    After preaching through Colossians, I find myself returning to this prayer over and over again, both personally and from the pulpit.

    When calling our people to a deeper prayer life, I remind them that we ought to spend less time praying for things that may/may not be in God's will while confidently prayer more and more for things we know beyond a shadow of a doubt are completely within His will.

    To ask that God would fill a fellow believer with the knowledge of His will and spiritual wisdom so that he will life a life pleasing to the Lord is never out of God's will.

    Paul's prayers almost always seem to be a wonderful reminder to me how to pray with in a confident, bold attitude which is pleasing to the Lord.



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