Opening a Door to Speak the Mystery of the Christ, Colossians 4:2-6

Continuing in Worship, Colossians 4:2

Keeping it close at hand

 The Apostles devoted to worship and the ministry of the word, Acts 6:4

Have a boat ready, Mark 3:9

Worship is giving God credit for What He has Done, Revelation 4:10-11

We Should be Doing this Constantly, 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Worshiping With Thanksgiving

Having an Attitude of Gratitude

In All Things We Are to be Grateful, 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Concerning all, 1 Timothy 2:1

The Opening of a Door for the Word, Colossians 4:3

Speaking the Mystery of the Christ

The New Creation, 2 Corinthians 5:17

God Took of the Two and Made One, Ephesians 2:15

It was Hidden, but is Now Revealed, 1 Corinthians 2:6-8

Paul is in Bonds because of the Word of the Christ

Worshiping in Thanksgiving that Paul will be Able to Speak as it is Necessary, Colossians 4:4

Walk in Wisdom, Colossians 4:5

How We Conduct Ourselves with Those Outside of the Church

Wisdom is a Proper Use of Knowledge

If We Lack Wisdom, Ask and God will Provide It, James 1:5

Applying what we Know

What is God’s desirous will for me

How do I glorify (express a proper opinion of) God in this situation

Not a Worldly Wisdom, 1 Corinthians 3:19

Do Good to All, Galatians 6:10

Not Unequally Yoked, 2 Corinthians 6:14

We are Holy, 2 Peter 3:10-11

Not allowing Their Lifestyle to Influence Ours, Ephesians 2:2

Redeeming the Time

We May Not Have Another Opportunity

Preaching in Season and Out, 2 Timothy 4:2

Not forcing the Situation, but Being Ready, 1 Peter 3:15-16

Know How it is Necessary to Answer Everyone, Colossians 4:6

Speaking with Grace

An attitude whereby we give a benefit without consideration of merit

Controlling the Tongue Comes with Maturity, James 3:6

Speaking only that which is edifying, Ephesians 4:29

That Does Not Mean Nothing Negative – Constructive Criticism can be beneficial

Speaking the Truth in Love, Ephesians 4:15

Greetings, Colossians 4:7-18

Tychicus and Onesimus, Colossians 4:7-9

Aristarchus and Mark, Colossians 4:10

The Restoration of Mark

He was with Paul and Barnabas, but left them, Acts 12:25

He was their under rower – One tasked with dealing with the logistical details of the journey, Acts 13:5

He abandoned them, Acts 13:13

Caused a division between Paul and Barnabas, Acts 15:37-38

Paul is now recommending Him, Colossians 4:10

There are times when we mess up

As we continue to grow

Being Gracious towards others and Ourselves, Ephesians 4:32; 2 Corinthians 2:7; Colossians 3:13

The Only Ones Out From the Circumcision Still With Paul, Colossians 4:11

Epaphras, Colossians 4:12

The Zeal they have for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis, Colossians 4:13

Luke and Demas, Colossians 4:14

The Letter to Laodicea, Colossians 4:15-16

Not all that Paul Wrote is Scripture

It is not a lost epistle

It was not preserved because it was not Scripture

Encouragement to Acrhippus, Colossians 4:17

Remember Paul’s Bonds, Colossians 4:18