Summary: Part 10 of the series in Colossians
Are you communicating with God and Unbelievers?
Questions from Colossians
I. Talk with God
A. Talk with God faithfully.
Devote yourselves to prayer Col 4:2a
B. Talk with God watchfully.
Prayer with an alert mind Col 4:2b
C. Talk with God thankfully.
and a thankful heart Col 4:2c
D. Talk with God purposefully.
Don’t forget to pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to preach about his secret plan—that Christ is also for you Gentiles. That is why I am here in chains. Col 4:4
II. Walk like God
A. Walk wisely among unbelievers.
Live wisely among those who are not Christians Col 4:5a
B. Make the most of every opportunity with unbelievers.
make the most of every opportunity. Col 4:5b
III. Speak like God
Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.
See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. 7For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 8But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. 10Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. James 3:5-10 (NKJV)
A. Speak graciously to unbelievers.
Let your conversation be gracious Col 4:6a
B. Speak effectively to unbelievers.
effective so that you will have the right answer for everyone. Col 4:6b
1. Three simple exhortations
a. Talk with God
b. Walk like God
c. Speak like God