1 Mar 2020 Sunday Morning Service
OT 1 Samuel 12:19–25
NT Colossians 1:9–14
12:19 The people all said to Samuel, “Pray to the LORD your God for your servants so that we will not die, for we have added to all our other sins the evil of asking for a king.”
12:20 “Do not be afraid,” Samuel replied. “You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.
12:21 Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless.
12:22 For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.
12:23 As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.
12:24 But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
12:25 Yet if you persist in doing evil, both you and your king will be swept away.”
1:9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
1:10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
1:11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully
1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
1:13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.