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November 4, 2007

Colossians Study – Part 4 . The lesson on November 4, 2007 continues with the fourth lesson in Colossians. In chapter 1 we have been looking at the prayer that Paul was saying to the church at Colossae, and it has three import parts. Part one is the statement in verse 9 when he is praying that you would have a “full knowledge” (in the Greek it’s “epignosis” (ep-ig’-no-sis); which means recognition, i.e. (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement) of the Lord’s will. Part two of this prayer is regarding our walk. He says in verse 10 & 11 that he wants us to “walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.” Paul talked about the power of God in Ephesians 6:10-11…” Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Don’t think that you can do it on your own. We get the power of God from the scriptures and that is the armor that guards us from the wiles of the devil. Part three of this prayer is stated in verse 12, where we are to be thankful unto the Father. Thankfulness is such an important aspect of our Christian walk. Paul wrote about this in Philippians 4:6… ”Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Thanksgiving is such an important part of our prayer life… as it says in Col. 1:12…“Give thanks unto the Father, who has made us fit, who has made us acceptable, to be partakers of the inheritance of the holiest of all in light.” The actual translation of this verse says “saints”… but we emphasize here with this translation that we are members of the body of Christ, who have been raised and seated with Christ in the heavenlies far above. We are not looking for a kingdom here on this earth. We are not looking for heavenly Jerusalem to come down on this earth because we have been placed in the same place as His dear Son



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From the Study: Colossians Study