Wednesday, 15 January 2014

New Blog Post: “Thanksgiving to the Father”


I always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when I pray for you, since I heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing – as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, just as you learned it our beloved fellow servant. He is faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.
And so, from the day I heard, I have not ceased to pray for you, asking God 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. May you each be 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 through the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

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