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COLOSSIANS 1:9–12

 

The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch  Acts 11:26

  And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. Colossians 1:9–12

I. Talking the Talk of Discipleship through Prayer (v. 9)

A. Developing A Desire to Pray

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you (meaning your steadfastness), asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

B. Determining to Pray for Specific Requests

     i. Revelation of God’s Will

     ii. Apprehension of God’s Will

     iii. Repletion of God’s Will

C. Discerning Knowledge and Understanding through Prayer

II. Walking the Walk of Discipleship through Lifestyle

So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him. Colossians 1:10a

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

III. Living the Life of Discipleship through Practicality

A. Outwardly

…bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10b

B. Inwardly

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. Colossians 1:11

 C. Upwardly

 

 

 

 

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