Discovering the Keys - Purpose (Colossians 4:2-9)
Gearl Spicer, August 9, 2020
Part of the Axis of A Living Faith series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Colossians 4:2–9 (Listen)
2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 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—4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
7 Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. 8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, 9 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.
AXIS OF A LIVING FAITH
Discovering the Keys - Purpose
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?