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Bearing fruit in every good work

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in love, missional, service | 4 comments

Bearing fruit in every good work

By the time this post is published, I should be in the “sanctuary” of a local megachurch talking with people who have come to a food pantry that they host every other week. Some other friends should be in there with me this week. More friends will be carrying bags of groceries to the people’s cars and trucks.

We’re not “members” of this megachurch, but we’re all working together to serve some people in our community who are hurting and in need.

Since I’ve been studying through Colossians, I’ve been captivated by Paul’s prayers for them. For the past two weeks, I’ve been praying (along with Paul) for my brothers and sisters who will be serving others at the food pantry:

…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. (Colossians 1:9-10)

I’ve also been praying that God would give us opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ and his kingdom with these hurting people as we serve them and listen to them and pray with them.

Would you join me in praying for us?


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  1. 2-17-2011

    as always..will pray

    i find just listen and dont ask howd you get here..

    many just want every day conversation .. kids, where ya from, tell me a funny story.. after a bit they just fill ya in on the how..

    be blessed.. be changed.. you are loved

  2. 2-17-2011

    oh yeah, ask them if you can pray for them.. but then ask them to pray for you..

    good stuff.

  3. 2-17-2011


    Yes, I always ask them about themselves… where they’re from… their family… etc. And I always ask if I can pray for them.


  4. 2-17-2011


    Oh… and thank you very much for praying! It was a great evening for several reasons.