Thus, when Paul asks the Colossian believers to pray for an open door for the clear proclamation of Christ, he is doing so not in spite of God’s sovereignty over salvation but rather, in line with it.
Oh how many problems with relationships in the church would be erased were we to really praise the character of our God. How the anemia of our evangelistic effort would be obliterated if we were to know what it is to praise our God.
God did what He did to magnify to us and in us the awesome and amazing brilliance of His own character. So then the plan of salvation is meant for the purpose of displaying the magnificence of His Person.
The following is a sermon manuscript from the Wednesday evening teaching at Calvary Bible Church, an audio version is available …