"Walking in Faith": Colossians 1:9-11
These are trying times, with so many challenges facing us as we strive to follow Jesus in a fallen world. That’s why we chose “Walking in Faith” as our theme for the 2022-23 school year, based on the Scripture verses Colossians 1:9-11:
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking 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; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.” (ESV)
A few things that popped out to the Campus Ministry team as we studied these verses, written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Colossae during his first imprisonment in Rome:
- We have been prepared and equipped to live out the mission of Christ: Jesus gives us what we need—wisdom, understanding, knowledge, power, endurance, patience, joy—to be His hands and feet on earth.
- We have been pre-prayered for this work: Paul’s prayers are still at work for us today—as are those of countless other Christ followers who continue to pray for the work of CUAA and our far-reaching faith community.
- This work is not in vain: God is pleased and people are changed (we bear fruit) when we walk according to His will and purpose.
- It’s time to get moving again: In some ways, we have been in something of a holding pattern these past two years. The end of the pandemic is in sight. It’s time to set our eyes more firmly on where God is leading us in the days to come.
The vision for this theme is that knowing Jesus and His love, we are boldly walking forward in a manner worthy of the Lord. It’s time for action, and we are joining Jesus in the adventure of loving others and leading them to Him, in word and deed, as we walk together in faith.
Let’s make 2022-23 a year of stepping out in faith and doing big things with Jesus and for His glory!
Pastor Randy Duncan
CUAA Campus Pastor
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