For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:9-14)
- We were planned for God’s pleasure; our first purpose is to worship God.
- We were formed for God’s family; our second purpose is for real community.
- We were created to become like Christ; our third purpose is to learn real life in Christ.
- We were shaped for serving God; our fourth purpose is to practice living it out.
Discover more in this teaching by Pastor Joel Pagett.