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This coming Sunday's message at Redeemer (8/26/12) is on Colossians 1:12 - giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Just one verse! This verse is in the middle of Paul's intercessory prayer for the Colossian Jesus-followers.
Right now at Redeemer we're teaching on intercessory prayer as: bringing people into the intersection of heaven and earth. This Sunday I'll review Paul's core prayer of intercession (Col. 1:9-11) and preach on inheritance, holiness, and the kingdom of God. As I preach on these things I live with the expectation that God will show up in power.
Many of you have people you are praying for. I suggest that this week you write down Colossians 1:9-14 on a 3X5 card and carry it with you. Pray for people this way.
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,
10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and 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,
12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people 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.