The Growth Chart

Pastor Jonathan continues the series on Colossians: Rooted in the Faith, with this week’s sermon “The Growth Chart” from Colossians 1:9-14.

Colossians 1:9-14 (ESV)

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 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; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

A maturing Christian grows in predictable ways.

  • A maturing Christian grows in knowledge of God’s will.
  • A maturing Christian grows in worthy walking.
  • A maturing Christian grows in good works.
  • A maturing Christian grows in knowledge of God.
  • A maturing Christian grows in strength.
  • A maturing Christian grows in thankfulness.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Why is it important to grow in our knowledge of God?
  • What kinds of good works should Christians be doing?
  • Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful to God. Why do you think this is?
  • Does doing the right things make you a Christian? What is the only thing that saves us, according to Ephesians 2:8-9?