Tonight’s discussion was rich and vivid, it is hard to summarize it. This summer does not give it justice, so we invite all of you to join and participate in our Bible Study every Wednesday at 7:30pm.
It is hard to summarize the great discussion that we had tonight. We invite all of you to join and participate in our Bible Study every Wednesday at 7:30pm.
Colossians 4 New International Version (NIV)
“4 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 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. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
In tonight’s Wednesday Bible Study we reviewed passages in the book of Colossians chapter 4, verses 1 – 6. We started the study with a discussion on, “the importance of explaining our thoughts full in detail”, so that when we are heard, there is no miscommunication of our opinions. Our talks then moved to how our lives today can relate back to the text. We each discussed the fairness of our workplaces, how we feel that our work goes underappreciated, and how we should work to please God. Pray so that God may open the door for the message, because sometimes, as Christians, we forget to pray for that door to be open. Our message should be clear, with no misunderstandings. In verse 5 we concluded that we should be Christians 24/7 and not just on the Sabbath. If we proclaim ourselves as Christian, people will know who we are. When we misbehave as Christians, we make ourselves and God look bad. In doing so, we may also steer away a potential believer in Christ. Finally, our discussions ended on how to approach a non-believer, and make every opportunity with them count.
We invite you to become part of the conversation. What is your interpretation of Colossians chapter 4, verses 1 – 6 and why?
In next weeks Wednesday Bible Study we will review Colossians chapter 4, verses 7 – 15 or further. We hope to see you there!