The Dynamics of a Fruitful Christian Life

Colossians 1:9-14

9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.


Paul says that for a Christian to grow and bear fruit, there are forces that will enable him/her to do so. In this passage, I see these 5 divine dynamics.

  1. Spiritual ________________ (v.9)

  2. Worthy ________________ (v.10a)

  3. Good ________________ (v.10b)

  4. Powerful ________________ (v.11)

  5. Grateful ________________ (v. 12-14)