Prayer produces right living
Colossians 1:9-14
Central Idea: Prayer opens the way to be filled with the knowledge of God's will, which in turn prod...
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Central Idea: Prayer opens the way to be filled with the knowledge of God's will, which in turn produces the ability to live the way God wants us to live, bearing fruit, growing in the knowledge of God, having the strength to keep pressing on, giving thanks to God because you know the ground for our life, that is forgiveness. ___________________________________________________________________ Explanations/Questions: 1. Colossians 1:9-14 contains two actions with the emphasized purpose for each of those actions. First - ceaseless prayer for the purpose of being filled with the knowledge of God. Second - prayer and being filled with the knowledge of God for the purpose of walking/living in a way that pleases God. Questions - A. Is "ceaseless prayer" and "to be filled" an action-purpose or action-result? B. Is "filled to walk" an action-purpose or action-result? 2. Within the second action/purpose there is a series of descriptions which fleshes out what pleasing God will look like: a. bearing fruit in every good work b. increasing in the knowledge of God c. being strengthened with his power to endure and be patient d. giving thanks to God Question - are these participles of manner - indicating the manner (adding extra color) to what "walking" looks like? or pacticiples of result - indicating the actual outcome of walking in a way that please God? 3. The final description (giving thanks) carries two stunning grounds for being thankful, the foundation from which true thankfulness can come: Ground for giving thanks to God a. He has qualified us to have a part in the inheritance of the saints. b. He has delivered us into the kingdom of Jesus. Ground for being delivered - We have redemption/forgiveness through Jesus. _____________________________________________________________________ Insights 1. "We have not ceased praying/asking" - There is a group (we) of people consistently getting together to pray and in their praying, they are remembering the church at Colosse. (at least Epaphras, Timothy, Paul, Tychicus, Onesimus, Aristarchus, Mark, Jesus/Justus). 2. This praying is carried on even though some have never been to Colosse and and have never met the believers there (Col 2:1). 3. The praying was "struggle" and "hard work" (Col 2:1; 4:12-13). 4. Paul believed that prayer would affect change in people's lives - "so that you will be filled with the knowledge of God - in order to walk rightly . . . " 5. Paul believed that you could continue increasing in knowing God's will. You haven't "arrived" at the point of conversion. It's a continual growth. 6. Knowing God's will has a direct bearing on how we live. It brings on the ability to bear fruit, know him more deeply, strength to endure, give thanks to God.
10000000011641 11641 Notes 2009-08-26 08:32:57 2010-10-07 04:01:47 Central Idea: Prayer opens the way to be filled with the knowledge of God's will, which in turn produces the ability to live the way God wants us to live, bearing fruit, growing in the knowledge of God, having the strength to keep pressing on, giving thanks to God because you know the ground for our life, that is forgiveness. ___________________________________________________________________ Explanations/Questions: 1. Colossians 1:9-14 contains two actions with the emphasized purpose for each of those actions. First - ceaseless prayer for the purpose of being filled with the knowledge of God. Second - prayer and being filled with the knowledge of God for the purpose of walking/living in a way that pleases God. Questions - A. Is "ceaseless prayer" and "to be filled" an action-purpose or action-result? B. Is "filled to walk" an action-purpose or action-result? 2. Within the second action/purpose there is a series of descriptions which fleshes out what pleasing God will look like: a. bearing fruit in every good work b. increasing in the knowledge of God c. being strengthened with his power to endure and be patient d. giving thanks to God Question - are these participles of manner - indicating the manner (adding extra color) to what "walking" looks like? or pacticiples of result - indicating the actual outcome of walking in a way that please God? 3. The final description (giving thanks) carries two stunning grounds for being thankful, the foundation from which true thankfulness can come: Ground for giving thanks to God a. He has qualified us to have a part in the inheritance of the saints. b. He has delivered us into the kingdom of Jesus. Ground for being delivered - We have redemption/forgiveness through Jesus. _____________________________________________________________________ Insights 1. "We have not ceased praying/asking" - There is a group (we) of people consistently getting together to pray and in their praying, they are remembering the church at Colosse. (at least Epaphras, Timothy, Paul, Tychicus, Onesimus, Aristarchus, Mark, Jesus/Justus). 2. This praying is carried on even though some have never been to Colosse and and have never met the believers there (Col 2:1). 3. The praying was "struggle" and "hard work" (Col 2:1; 4:12-13). 4. Paul believed that prayer would affect change in people's lives - "so that you will be filled with the knowledge of God - in order to walk rightly . . . " 5. Paul believed that you could continue increasing in knowing God's will. You haven't "arrived" at the point of conversion. It's a continual growth. 6. Knowing God's will has a direct bearing on how we live. It brings on the ability to bear fruit, know him more deeply, strength to endure, give thanks to God. notes
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Διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ἡμεῖς, ἀφ’ ἧς ἡμέρας ἠκούσαμεν,
And so, from the day we heard,
οὐ παυόμεθα ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι καὶ αἰτούμενοι
we have not ceased to pray for you, asking
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ἵνα πληρωθῆτε τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ συνέσει πνευματικῇ,
that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
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περιπατῆσαι ἀξίως τοῦ κυρίου εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν,
so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him,
ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ καρποφοροῦντες
bearing fruit in every good work
καὶ αὐξανόμενοι τῇ ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ θεοῦ,
and increasing in the knowledge of God.
ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει δυναμούμενοι κατὰ τὸ κράτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ εἰς πᾶσαν ὑπομονὴν καὶ μακροθυμίαν,
May you be (being) strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience
μετὰ χαρᾶς εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ πατρὶ
with joy, (joyfully) giving thanks to the Father,
τῷ ἱκανώσαντι ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν μερίδα τοῦ κλήρου τῶν ἁγίων ἐν τῷ φωτί·
who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
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ὃς ἐρύσατο ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ σκότους
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness
καὶ μετέστησεν εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ υἱοῦ τῆς ἀγάπης αὐτοῦ,
and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
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ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν,
in whom we have redemption,
τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν·
the forgiveness of sins.
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10000000011641 11641 Arc 2009-08-26 08:32:57 2015-06-23 00:02:11 editing Colossians 1 9 1 14 Colossians 1:9-14 51 NT tisch esv i166782 i166783 i166784 i166769 Διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ἡμεῖς, ἀφ’ ἧς ἡμέρας ἠκούσαμεν, And so, from the day we heard, i166770 οὐ παυόμεθα ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι καὶ αἰτούμενοι we have not ceased to pray for you, asking temporal 1 1 i166771 ἵνα πληρωθῆτε τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ συνέσει πνευματικῇ, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, actionpurpose 2 i166785 i166772 περιπατῆσαι ἀξίως τοῦ κυρίου εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, i166786 i166773 ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ καρποφοροῦντες bearing fruit in every good work i166774 καὶ αὐξανόμενοι τῇ ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ θεοῦ, and increasing in the knowledge of God. i166775 ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει δυναμούμενοι κατὰ τὸ κράτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ εἰς πᾶσαν ὑπομονὴν καὶ μακροθυμίαν, May you be (being) strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience i166787 i166788 i166776 μετὰ χαρᾶς εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ πατρὶ with joy, (joyfully) giving thanks to the Father, i166777 τῷ ἱκανώσαντι ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν μερίδα τοῦ κλήρου τῶν ἁγίων ἐν τῷ φωτί· who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. ground 1 i166789 i166790 i166778 ὃς ἐρύσατο ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ σκότους He has delivered us from the domain of darkness i166779 καὶ μετέστησεν εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ υἱοῦ τῆς ἀγάπης αὐτοῦ, and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, negativepositive 2 i166791 i166780 ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν, in whom we have redemption, i166781 τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν· the forgiveness of sins. ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 ground 1 series actionresult 2 actionmanner 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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