His prayer for the believers is that they would stay strong. He prays that they would continue moving forward on God's path with the goal of fully pleasing the Him. What does it take to keep pressing forward 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.
"And so, from the day we heard of your faith, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and with spiritual 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; 11 being strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience 12 with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the Saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
1) What is the goal of our Christian life in 1:10-11?
2) What three things do we need from God if we are going to keep moving forward?
3) What are the attitudes that accompany the life of faith and faithfulness?
4) What are the reasons for our thankfulness in 1:12-14?