Bible Text: Colossians 1:9-12 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ Our text in Colossians tonight is brief, only 99 words in the King James Version, but the number of ideas crammed into this brief passage is amazing. It is one of Paul's prison letters, and if you've ever studied his other prison letters, you'll notice that his prayers are never for himself but for others. His prayers also are not for material things but focus instead on spiritual blessings. This passage touches on a wide range of subjects, including understanding and doing the will of God, living a life that is pleasing to God, being productive as a believer, growing in spiritual maturity, being patient and consistent in our Christian walk, being joyful, thankful, and more. It's amazing what Paul has packed into 99 words here.  Let's look at it.