New Advice by Rick Ferguson


LIVING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST
A STUDY IN COLOSSIANS

SERMON #16 NEW ADVICE
COLOSSIANS 4:2-6

So many people are looking for a way to get the very most out of
life.
They want to live life to the fullest possible extent.

The book of Colossians gives us the marvelous secret to living
life to
its fullest. And that is to live in personal relationship with
Jesus Christ. In
Christ dwells the fullness and the life of God Himself and when
we are "in
Christ" the life of Christ becomes our life.
*Don't you wish the world could comprehend this truth?
*The only way to have a full and meaningful life is through
Jesus Christ.

The first half of Colossians is somewhat theological
establishing who
Christ is and who we are in Him. But the second half of the
book is very,
very practical, teaching us how to live out our life in Christ
daily.

As we enter the 4th chapter, Paul is giving some final, last
minute
advice or instructions to the Christians in Colossae and
Laodicia.

You will remember, Paul is in prison as he writes this letter to
the
church in Colossae. And it is from his Roman imprisonment that
Paul
exhorts these believers in some very critical, last minute
advice.

Text Colossians 4:2-6
Col 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and
thankful.
Col 4:3 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.
Col 4:4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
Col 4:5 B ...


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