Earlier in the chapter Paul told the Philippians that he prayed for them. In this reading he outlined what he prayed for them. He prayed that their love might keep deepening, enriched by growing knowledge and insight into God’s purposes. That, he said, would empower them to discern “what really matters.” And living with that kind of insight-fueled discernment would fill their lives with “the fruit of righteousness” in ways that honored God. What a beautiful prayer,
Love, knowledge and insight. Paul connects these three words as he connects the head and the heart to learning and then growing in our love for Jesus. As we learn our heart grows deeper in Christ. Our lives become full of the fruits of righteousness and as Christians we become more spiritually complete. Col 3:14 Paul desires that when his readers stand before Christ, their lives will have been filled with… the spiritual fruit that comes from Jesus Christ, produced in them by the Holy Spirit.”
Today the prayer Paul prayed, I pray for each of you. May our God so bless us all. See you later this morning. We have plenty of room available this morning so come and join us. Face mask required thank you.
Almighty and Holy God, as I/we continue to adjust and cope with the situations I/we face may we not lose focus on the countless blessings you have and continue to provide to us corporately and personally. Lord, I ask for blessings upon EOCC and its missions and messages to our world today. Father, lead me, forgive me and help me grow. I pray that your love, knowledge and insight enters into each and every member from the Orrington area, to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Carolinas, Florida and throughout this great nation and world. I thank you for the men's group, the trials, the families and everyone who has helped my journey in becoming a better person in this Kingdom. I thank you for my wife, and children as I bring all things before you in the name of Your Son Jesus, Amen
Meet the pastor
Rev. Pastor Carl Schreiber has been serving East Orrington Congregational Church (EOCC) since March 12, 2006