Candy Stores & Kitchens – Part II

Colossians 4:2-6New (NLT)

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should.

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive[a] so that you will have the right response for everyone.

4:2 “Further Instructions”… What were the previous instructions?

3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule your heart”
3:15 – “Be thankful
3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you”
3:17 – “Whatever you “do”: Wives, Husbands, Children, Fathers, Slaves (workers), Masters (owners-bossees)

Speaking to God:

  1. “Prayer” = “Wireless communication”!!
  2. Pray with devotion (Verse 2)
    • Acts 2:42, and Chicago Cubs fans (devoted!)
    • I Thessalonians 5:17 Always be in Prayer
  3. Pray with watchfulness (Verse 2)
    • Like a sentry on a watch
    • I Peter 5:18
  4. Pray with Thankfulness (Verse 2)
    • Be thankful for His: Power; Presence; Provision; Pardon; Promises; Personality

Speaking to Others About God:

  1. Be wise (Verse 5)
  2. Be opportunistic (Verse 5)
  3. Be gracious (Verse 6)
  4. Be “appetizing” (Verse 6)
  5. Be ready (Verse 6)

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