Discovering the Keys - Purpose (Colossians 4:2-9)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, Unknown Date
Part of the Axis of A Living Faith series, preached at a Midweek Meeting service

Colossians 4:2–9 (Listen)

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.


Sermon Notes

Discovering the Keys - Purpose
Colossians 4:2-9

What is your life purpose?
Have you ever struggled in unlocking the keys to finding your purpose?

*But He said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God in other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose. Luke 4:43
*For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation Acts 13:36
*For you have been called for this purpose since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example to follow in His steps I Peter 2:21
*I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts. Ephesians 6:22
*For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts. Colossians 4:8

*The discovery process doesn’t call for confusion or complexity but a pure heart and simple obedience!

Three keys that allow access to living His purpose:

I. Focus - Impactful prayer - v.2-4
A. Devotion - connected to the heart
B. Alertness - centered in gratitude
C. Direction - door for the word

II. Conduct - watch and wait for opportunities - v.5-6
A. Seize your moment
B. Flavor with grace
C. Adapt to every opportunity

III. Faithful - share the burden - v.7-9
A. Aware of life needs
B. Encourage to touch hearts
C. Your story can impact

*God calls ordinary people to accomplish His extraordinary plans through living their purpose!

Will you unlock your purpose?

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