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On Mission: Words and Deeds

September 11, 2016 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Colossians

Scripture: Colossians 4:5–4:6

On Mission: Words and Deeds
Colossians 4:5–6
September 11, 2016

Introduction:

I. On mission through deeds. Colossians 4:5

     A. Understand the difficulty.

     B. Walk in wisdom.

II. On mission through our words.

     A. Words of grace and seasoned with salt. Colossians 4:6a

     B. Responsive versus directive speech. Colossians 4:6b

Questions for reflection:

  • It may be helpful to think of a small number of particular “outsiders” with whom you are in some kind of contact. Who are they?
  • How wise has your conduct been towards these “outsiders”? How might you increase in “wisdom towards outsiders”?
  • What does it mean to you that your speech should be characterized by grace and seasoned with salt?

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