Colossians: A new voice (Feb 15th)
Words have the power to build up or tear down. What is the most memorable thing some has said to you?
Read Colossians 4:2-18
What kinds of prayer are mentioned in 4:2-4?
Name some other ways of praying that you find helpful.
Why is it important to pray for the mission of the church (3)?
How can you prayer for the mission of the church here and around the world?
"Let your conversation be always full of grace." (6) What advice would you give yourself in the gracefulness of your conversations?
Do you have any wisdom for how you converse with other? (you might like to include how you write/e-mail) Is any of this not covered by Paul's grace phrase in verse 6?
Why does Paul suggest that our conversations should be "seasoned with salt"?
Words have power. How can your conversations led people to be thirsty for Christ?
Take little time to reflect on the previous weeks as you have looked through Colossians.
What is the key thing you are taking away from the letter?
Have a simple act of rededication to Christ. Light a candle, say a prayer etc.
Mark Searle, 01/01/2009