This Saturday, we will see three more things that caused Paul to thank God for the believers and Paul's desire for them to stay on the path of faith and faithfulness.
Please take a few minutes to read through this week's text and answer the questions as we prepare our minds for worship.
"We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the Saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in Heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, 7 just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf 8 and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.
9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God"
1) How is truth highlighted in 1:5-8?
2) What are the aspects of Paul's prayer for the believers?