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Giving Thanks 1:3-8

Paul is giving thanks to the believer in Colossus because he had heard..... vs 3
1. Faith in Christ Jesus vs 4 (looking for God) (Faith is in past work of Christ) without faith it is impossible to please God
2. Love for all the saints vs 4 (looking outwards for others)(Love is in the present, what we are experiencing and sharing of God’s love) hope does not disappoint us
2. Love for all the saints vs 4 (looking outwards for others)(Love is in the present, what we are experiencing and sharing of God’s love) Rom 5.5
place={Wheaton, IL},
title={Colossians},
volume={2},
booktitle={The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures},
publisher={Victor Books},
author={Geisler, Norman L.},
editor={Walvoord, J. F. and Zuck, R. B.Editors},
year={1985},
pages={669}}
2. Love for all the saints vs 4 (looking outwards for others)(Love is in the present, what we are experiencing and sharing of God’s love) Rom 5.5
3. Hope which is laid up in heaven vs 5 (looking for the future)(Hope anticipates the future) the greatest of these is love
4. It has been witnessed… (has yours?) vs 7-8

Prayer of requests 1.9-18

Knowledge vs 9 (fullness of God’s mind)
Wisdom vs 9 (practical know how)
Understanding vs 9 (clear analysis, decision making)
Walk worthy of the Lord vs 10 (Transformed life that will …)
a. Please Him vs 10
b. Be fruitful vs 10
c. Strengthen you vs 11
d. Be thankful vs 12
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