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Prayer: The Breath and Lifeblood of the Christian and Christ's Church

Paul’s Prayer for the Will of God – Part 2

Colossians 1:9 – 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, Points A, B and C.1 can be found in Part 1. A. The Apostle Paul’s Relationship with the Colossians B. The Predominate theme of Colossians and Prayer C. The Prayer Itself…

Paul’s Prayer for the Will of God – Part 1

Colossians 1:9 – 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, A. The Apostle Paul’s Relationship with the Colossians Colossians 1:9 B. The Predominate theme of Colossians and Prayer – Christ’s deity Colossians 1:15 – Christ in Creation Colossians 1:16 – Christ…

A Prayer for Love in Action – Part 3

Philippians 1:9-11 – And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. A. The Life of…

A Prayer for Love in Action – Part 2

In this message we enter into our second study of the Apostle Paul’s prayer for the Philippian believers. As we do, our focus has been on the man praying. What made Paul the prayer warrior he was? What moves his heart and shapes his life? Last message, we saw a man who was Christ-centered, Christ-controlled, and Christ-consumed. We will now look into the heart of Paul in his love for the Philippian believers; a love that always leads to praying for others effectively and affectionately.

A Prayer for Love in Action – Part 1

This message continues our journey through the prison prayers of the Apostle Paul by beginning an exploration of Paul’s prayer for the Philippian believers. This prayer is actually an application of knowing Christ’s love from the prayer of Ephesians 3:14-19. In addition, this prayer shows us the mark of genuine love for others; interceding for them with clear purpose and affection. Paul is instructing the Philippian believers and us to put into greater action the love of Christ they are already experiencing.