“Them That Are Without” – Colossians 4:2-6
Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Being a Christian means that we have peace with God, the peace of God, and His good work in our lives.
I. We Must Be
Colossians 4:3-4 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
Philippians 1:12-14 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
II. We Must Be
Colossians 4:5a Walk in wisdom toward them that are without
Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Jesus was wisdom personified, and this means that our Christ, who is “Enough,” should live through us.
1 Thessalonians 4:12a That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without.
III. We Must Be
Colossians 4:5b redeeming the time.
Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
IV. We Must Be
Colossians 4:6a Let your speech be always with grace,
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
V. We Must Be
Colossians 4:6b seasoned with salt,
Make your witness for Christ interesting. Share your personal story. Let others know what He has done for you. Use the personality God has given you. The message is about Christ but let Him use your life.
VI. We Must Be
Colossians 4:6c that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.