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Steadfast – Living for Christ in a Wayward World

November 7, 2021   /   Watermark

Steadfast: Living for Christ in a Wayward World

Part 10 – Living with Purpose

Colossians 4:2-6

What is your purpose in life?

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 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. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:2-6

What is your faith story?

“There is a direct correlation between the accuracy of our memory and the effectiveness of our mission.” – Max Lucado

Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:4:5

How can we make an impression and leave a mark for Jesus Christ with people who may not yet believe?

1. Pray like your life !

Devote yourselves to prayer, Colossians 4:2a

Talk to God about before we talk to people about .

16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16.

14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, Acts 1:14a

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12.

2. Pray with !

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful… Colossians 4:2b

Praying with purpose is not being , but being very .

3. Pray with !

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

4. Pray that God will for you to !

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.

Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

  • Watch the way you !

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; Colossians 3:5a

  • Take advantage .

make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 3:5b

  • Make your conversations an and a to others!

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6

How can I make an impression and leave a mark for Jesus Christ?

1. Pray like my life depends on it!

2. Pray with purpose!

3. Pray with gratitude!

4. Pray that God will open doors for me to share the gospel!

  • Watch the way I act!
  • Take advantage every opportunity.
  • Make my conversations an inspiration and a blessing to others!

 

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