Learning from Paul
What can leaders learn from the way Paul prays for the people at Colosse?
- Leaders should set the example of persistent prayer – Colossians 1:9a And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you,
- Leaders should expect results from persistent prayer – Colossians 1:9b-12 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.
- Leaders should point people to Christ – Colossians 1:13-14 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.