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Colossians 1:9-14

Colossians 1:9-14


Sermon: Growing in Christ
Bible Passage: Colossians 1:9-14

I. Have the right foundation (Col 1:3-5):

1. They had demonstrated faith and love
2. Their faith and love were based on hope anchored in heaven

II. Pray for growth beyond the basics (Col 1:9-14)

1. That we may know the will of God
2. That the Holy Spirit would be their guide (Spiritual wisdom and Spiritual understanding)

III. The purpose of this prayer: Their conduct would match their high position in Christ, and they would desire to please God in every area of life.

IV. This is qualified by 4 descriptions:

1. Bearing fruit through good works
2. Increasing in the knowledge of God
3. Being strengthened by God’s power for

i. Patience
ii. Endurance
iii. Joyfulness
iv. Thanksgiving

Take Away:

Commit to study God’s word to understand God and His plans

Speaker: Rudolph Lobo

Rudolph Lobo became a follower of the Lord Jesus while studying dentistry in Bangalore.  After joining a Bible-believing church, he developed a love for studying and teaching the Word of God.  Having graduated with an MDiv from Pastoral Training Seminary, Goa, his passion is to equip God’s people to follow Jesus wholeheartedly, to apply God’s Word to all of life, and to be His witnesses in the world.  Rudolph lives and ministers in Bangalore with his wife Rajani and two children, Ruth and Jonathan.