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Citizens of the Kingdom of God (Colossians 1:9-14)

Tony FelichTony Felich, September 17, 2006
Part of the Exposition of Colossians series, preached at a Morning Worship service


Paul’s prayer reveals God’s desire for us to grow to reflect our new citizenship in Christ’s Kingdom:

I. God desires us to grow:
A. In knowledge of His will
B. In holiness
C. In spiritual power
D. In thankfulness

II. To reflect our new citizenship in Christ’s Kingdom:
A. God has given us a share of an inheritance
B. God has transferred our citizenship to Christ’s Kingdom
C. God has permanently secured our citizenship in Christ’s Kingdom

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Colossians 1:9-14

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. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 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. (ESV)

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