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JESUS First in Praying: God's Will (Pt. 1)

November 17, 2019 Pastor: Verne Nakasone Series: Colossians

Passage: Colossians 1:9

OVERVIEW:

The message of the letter to the Colossians is JESUS first. We learned about JESUS first in thanksgiving (1:1-8) and today we’ll learn about JESUS first in praying (1:9-14).

NOTES:

1A. PRAYER FOR KNOWING GOD’S WILL (1:9)

1B. Observations about prayer

  • A thankful heart leads to prayer
  • Prayer is a spiritual response to any person or situation
  • Prayer is the loving and first response to others

2B. The Activity of prayer involves

  • The right reason
  • The right information
  • The right response

3B. The practice of prayer

  • To pray
  • To ask

4B. The emphasis of prayer–“filled with the knowledge of His will”

5B. The application of prayer

  • In all wisdom
  • In all spiritual understanding

Concluding questions:

  • Do you desire God’s will?
  • Are you seeking God’s will in the Word?
  • Are you dependent upon the Holy Spirit to do God’s will?
  • Will you surrender to God’s will?

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