The Mystery of God
Paul knows that the mystery of God will captivate the Colossians and preserve them from the restless pursuit of empty and deceitful philosophies
Christ in You, the Hope of Glory
Paul was appointed by God to reveal the mystery of Christ through the preaching of the Gospel, so that through his preaching, the mystery of Christ would be revealed to the nations and the riches of the glory of Christ would be spread among the nations.
We increase in the knowledge of God as we grasp more and more deeply the identity and preeminence of Christ and who we are in him.
Paul's Prayer for the Church
Paul's prayer here is modeling for us how we ought to pray for one another
The Hope of the Gospel
As we consider this text the question we need to ask is: Are we increasing in our faith in Christ and in our love for all the saints?
The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory
There is great power in the working of prayer; this is what is seen by John in this passage in Revelation.
The Rhythm and Posture of Prayer
In scripture there is a pattern for how the people of God prayed with respect to timing and physical posture.
Solitude, Sincerity, and Simplicity
By giving a few examples of the wrong way to pray, Jesus teaches that we should pray in solitude, with sincerity and with simplicity.
Supplication and Intercession
One could say that prayer is man exercising his legal authority on Earth to invoke Heaven's influence on the planet.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised
Praise and thanksgiving is a key element in prayer and has many examples in the Bible.