All About Jesus Part 9 “Talk To And About Jesus
All About Jesus – Part 9
”Talking To and About Jesus”
The letter to the Colossians ________________ the person and work of Jesus above all others.
The letter to the Colossians begins with the _______________ of ______________. 1:4, 9-11.
4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[e] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
The letter ends with the _______________ of prayer. 4:2-6.
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
When we pray we should talk to Jesus in _______________ and in __________________.
Paul wants people to pray for __________ to talk to ________________ about Jesus.
If we don’t pray this way, ____________ ___________?
Our lives as followers of Jesus should be lived with a _______________ and ________________ awareness of those who are not followers of Jesus. (4:5-6)
5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Most of our interaction with people is in how we ___________.
What does it mean to have speech “_____________ ________ ______________”?
Is everyone ______________ of grace?
What does it mean to have speech “______________ _________ _______________?”
49 Everyone will be salted with fire.
50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”
The idea here seems to be to have speech that is _________________.
People on the “outside” are not looking for people who know all the _____________ to the _______________. Rather, they are looking for people who they can _________________ for _________________ that will be given in a _________________ and _______________ way.
Pray ______________ and ________________ to Jesus and for opportunities for yourself and others to talk about Jesus.
Speak _______________ and ________________ to those who are outside.