New Years 2022: The Year of the Kingdom
January 2, 2022 / Colossians 1:9-14
Q: How would you complete this sentence?
“I want this year to be the year .”
Key Thought: How you GROW in 2022 will determine how you GO through 2022.
The Prayer (Colossians 1:9)
If we aren’t growing, we’re stagnating, which makes us .
Avoid things that become to God’s will. A big one for the Colossians was (combining secular ways with Christian truth).
To experience the of God, we must be by God!
Q: How are we filled with the knowledge of God’s will and with spiritual wisdom and understanding?
By being filled with , daily surrendering to his Spirit, reading his , praying, being in community with other , serving others, sharing your , suffering , seeking first the .
The Result (Colossians 1:10-12)
Living a life worthy of the Lord and him in every way.
Bearing in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
Like what? Fruit of the , growth in the of God, the lives of others!
Being strengthened with all according to his glorious might.
Developing , , and .
The Guarantee (Colossians 1:12-13)
is the guarantee!
This Week’s Spiritual Practice: Consider what needs to happen for God’s Kingdom to grow in and through you this year.