What’s It Worth?
Text: Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV)
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
I. Introduction: Christians can know God’s will and do it.
II. Find The Will of God: Satisfying A Great Need
A. A Matter of Prayer: The Desire For God’s Will
1. Addressing The Need Of The Believer
2. Asking For God To Undertake
B. A Matter of Knowledge: The Discovery Of God’s Will
1. The Knowledge Revealed
2. The Knowledge Applied
a) Exercised In All Wisdom
b) Exercised In Spiritual Understanding
III. Live Worthy of God: Showing A Godly Life
A. A Life Dedicated To Pleasing God
B. A Life Bearing Fruit For God
C. A Life Growing In The Knowledge Of God
D. A Life Strengthened By God
E. A Life Grateful To God
1. Who Gives Us An Inheritance
2. Who Rescues Us From Darkness
3. Who Places Us In The Kingdom Of His Son
a) The Son Of His Love
b) The Son Who Offers Redemption
c) The Son Who Provides Forgiveness
IV. Conclusion: We should live a life worthy of the one who has given us so much. What God has given us is worth all we can give Him. We should live our lives for what its worth.