Colossians 4:2-6 “Achieve With Your Words”
Colossians 4:2–4 (CSB) 2 Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains, 4 so that I may make it known as I should.
WE MUST PRAY DILIGENTLY
· FAITHFUL PRAYERS– Devote –
· INTENTIONAL PRAYERS – Stay Alert –
· THANKFUL PRAYERS – Thanksgiving –
· PURPOSEFUL PRAYERS – Pray Also For Us –
o Pray For God To Open Doors For The Gospel
o Pray For Boldness in Sharing The Gospel –
Colossians 4:5 (CSB) 5 Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.
WE MUST PRACTICE WISDOM
· WISDOM IN ACTIONS
· WISDOM IN OUR TIME
Colossians 4:6 (CSB) 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.
WE MUST PREACH
· PREACH WITH GRACE
· PREACH WITH SALT
· PREACH WITH DISCERNMENT
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and dearly loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you are also to forgive.
14 Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
15 And let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called in one body, rule your hearts. And be thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Actions of Christ
V12 – God Has Chosen Us – “God’s Elect,”
V12 – God Has Set Us Apart – “Holy,”
V12 – God Has Loved Us –
God Loves The Sinner – Romans 5:8
God Loves The Saint – Romans 8:34-39
V13 – God Has Forgiven Us –
Actions of Christ Followers
V12-13 Just As God Has Had Grace For You, You Are To Have Grace For Others
His Compassion –
His Kindness –
His Humility –
His Gentleness – “Meekness,”
His Patience – “Forbearance,”
His Forgiveness –
V14 Put On Love –
Benefits of Following Christ
V15 Let the Peace of Christ Rule Your Hearts
V16 Let the Word of Christ Dwell Richly Among You
V17 Do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus
Colossians 3:1–4 “Achieve a Greater Purpose”
1 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Why Do I Think About The Things That I Think About?
Why Should I Set My Mind On Things Above?
- Understand That If You Are A Christian, You Are Destined For Heaven.
- Understand That We Are Not In The Real World.
What Will Setting My Mind On Things Above Do?
- Setting Your Mind On Things Above Will Change Your View Of Earthly Position.
Luke 12:15 He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed, because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”
- Setting Your Mind On Things Above Will Give You Strength To Endure All Things.
Hebrews 12:2 keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
2 Corinthians 4:16–17 Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day.
17 For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
- Setting Your Mind On Things Above Will Motivate You To Achieve A Greater Purpose!