The Mission of God’s Children (Colossians 4:2-6)
I. Devoted prayer is part of the believer’s mission. (Colossians 4:2-4; Matthew 6:9-13, 17:20; Luke 11:1-4; Acts 2:42, 27; Colossians 1:3,9)
II. A wise lifestyle is a necessary part of the believer’s mission. (Colossians 4:5; Deuteronomy 4:5-6; Matthew 5:16)
III. Godly speech is a necessary part of the believer’s mission. (Colossians 4:6; Colossians 3:8; Proverbs 17:27; Matthew 12:36)
Application Question: In what ways has God challenged you to live a more mission-centered life?
Personalized prayer from Colossians 1:9-14
Lord Jesus, let me not cease to pray for ___________. I ask that ___________ may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ____________may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified ___________ to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered _____________ from the power of darkness and conveyed ____________ into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom _____________ has redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.