December 31, 2017

A Life Pleasing to God

Bible Text: Colossians 1:9–14 |

Knowing God’s will is a hot topic for most of us! Of course, we know a lot about what God wants generally, but our interest lies in knowing the specifics for us. Like...for me! This message moves just beyond those specifics to the purpose of knowing God’s will—that is, to live a life worthy of God that pleases him. Now trust me, knowing that goal sharpens our ability to find the specifics!

We are going to focus on what a worthy, pleasing life would look like. Along the way, we will explore four principles that our pastors and elders are praying will permeate our moments in 2018. Not “new year’s resolutions,” but deeply satisfying realities that spring from God’s transforming work in us.

Sermon Notes

A Life Pleasing to God
Pastor Roger Freeman
Colossians 1:9–14
December 30–31, 2017

When I know God’s will, I will be able to walk in a manner worthy of God, pleasing him, by:

1. Serving passionately — “bearing fruit in every good work”

2. Seeking fervently — “increasing in the knowledge of God”

3. Suffering ably — “strengthened ... for all endurance and patience”

4. Savouring deeply — “with joy, giving thanks to the Father”