Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

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

1. What motivated the Prayer: Colossians 1:3-4
2. The Petition in the Prayer: Colossians 1:9
– The Qualities: Wisdom and Spiritual understanding of God’s Will
a. The will of God is the most important thing to do in our lives in
two chief pursuits; loving God and becoming like Him.

Obedience to God: The Pursuit of love
John 14:15

Conformity to God: The Pursuit of holiness
1 Thessalonians 4:3, Hebrews 12:14

b. The will of God is not compartmentalized in our lives

Luke 10:27, Romans 12:1-2

c. The will of God is not to be compromised by the pressures of the world

Acts 5:27-32

Acts 9:31