Colossians Part III - Fully Pleasing to Him (1:9-14)
Today Paul prays for the Colossians. God has been at work among them; the Gospel is bearing fruit and increasing among them even as it is in the world. Paul thanks God for this and asks that God would continue to be at work among them and bring them to even greater maturity. The fact that Paul is praying and the content of his prayer both point us to one of the central truths of the Christian faith: for His children, God always grants what He commands.
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.