4 Jesus: Keep the Christ in Christianity

When Paul and Timothy Were Thinking About These Matters, They Had to Stop and Talk to God...

“Since the day we heard about you, 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. For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:9-14)

Paul and Timothy saw clearly that outward fruitfulness, growth, endurance, patience, and worship require that God first fill us with a “knowledge of His will through spiritual wisdom and understanding.” That awareness drove them to their knees. Before we move on to consider how our personal revelation of Jesus impacts on our lives together as the church, maybe we should stop and talk to Him, too?

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