Today’s passage: Colossians 4:2-6
- Paul calls on Christians to continually, steadfastly pray:
- With thanksgiving.
- Toward the clear presentation of the gospel to the lost.
- Clarity in communicating the gospel is not an impossible task, it is what “ought” to be done.
- Difficulty in clarity is not found in the content of the gospel, but in the spiritual battle to overcome our own fears to share it.
- “Outsiders” are those who do not believe, those outside the church. Before unbelievers, we are to walk and talk in wisdom, with gracious and seasoned speech. They are the mission field.
Questions to consider:
- What thoughts and beliefs result in a life of steadfast and continual prayer? What does a lack of prayer reveal about a person’s thinking?
- What is the gospel? For whom can you pray as they share it with others? With whom could you be praying and preparing to share it?
- When we are harsh or mocking toward unbelievers who act in unbelieving ways, what are we forgetting (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)? How does remembering where we’ve come from why we are saved and growing help us to stay humble and more likely to share our faith with others?