Paul prays for the Colossians and exalts the preeminent Christ.
I. Paul thanks God for the Colossians’ faith and love 1-8
- Genuine faith and love is motivated by the hope of the gospel. How often does the anticipation of heaven cross your radar? And if it does, how does this hope direct and motivate your actions now?
II. Paul petitions God to fill the Colossians with increasing knowledge of God 9-14
- Increasing knowledge of God produces a walk worthy of God. What is your appropriate response to God who qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints?
III. The hope of the gospel centers on the preeminent Christ 15-23
- Focus on Christ who gives the hope of the gospel. What life adjustments will you make to sharpen your focus on the preeminent Christ?