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On Your Best Behavior

September 19, 2021

The book of Colossians focuses like a laser beam on the one who created the universe and the one who controls the universe – Jesus Christ. Paul has been laying out the Jesus that Christians believe in and the Jesus that Christians belong to. Now, Paul is going to show us how Christians are to behave like the Jesus they believe in and the Jesus they belong to. In Colossians chapter 4 he shares with us in five verses how we should behave toward others so that others might believe in Jesus. We have a responsibility once we give our lives to Jesus Christ. Once the guardian of the galaxy becomes the God of our hearts, we are to behave toward others like a magnet draws iron so that we will draw people to Jesus.

Topics: Evangelism

In this series

Guardian of the Galaxy

The book of Colossians says that God is the creator and controller of the universe - a guardian of the galaxy, if you will. And as guardian of the galaxy, He doesn’t need any help. That is the theme of this book of the Bible that we are going to be studying over the next several weeks. The whole book can be summed up in one half of one verse in Colossians 3:11, “...Christ is all, and is in all.” Just as this guardian of the galaxy has control of this universe, so He wants to be in control of your life and mine. He doesn’t just give us life so that we can live, but He tells us how He wants us to live.

Bible Reference

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.