Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Series: "Praying with Paul" - Colossians 1:3-20 - A prayer to be fully pleasing to Christ!

Tomorrow Stefano will continue the series:
"Praying with Paul", in which we are interacting with Paul's prayers in his letters.

For this sermon: "A prayer to be
fully pleasing to Christ",
we'll engage with Colossians 1:3-20.

To introduce this sermon, we'll ask ourselves:
Why if daily we ask our Father to give us our daily bread, we do not equally ask daily to be filled with the knowledge of his will, to fully pleasing to Christ, and to bear fruit in Him?

These will be the headings of the sermon:
1. A prayer to be fully pleasing to Christ
2. A prayer to be strengthened in Christ

"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, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

Colossians 1:9-14 (ESV)

To dig deeper with the themes 
we are engaging with in this series,
Stefano is encouraging the church 
to read and interact with the book of 
Priorities from Paul and His Prayers.

This book is also available in Italian