Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 25, 2011 at Dakota

...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. 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, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. (Colossians 1:9-13)

Paul is clearly fired up as he tells the Colossian Church that He has been praying for them and asking God on their behalf for what all believers long for – changed lives!

He wants them living worthily, pleasing God with their lifestyles, bearing fruit, growing, becoming stronger, more tenacious, patient, joyful and thankful to God. Paul wants the Colossians; and all subsequent believers down through the ages, to know the life transforming power of the gospel.

After the summer break we are now returning to our trek through the Book of Ephesians by picking up where we left off in the “Grace Transforms” sermon series. To date we have looked at the origins and the definition of biblical grace. I hope you will join me this Sunday morning as we turn our attention to just how exactly “grace” becomes an agent of actual life change. See you Sunday.

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