Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

 Church – The body of Christ

Colossians 4:2-6

v6  Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought  to answer each person.

            The apostle Paul closes the book of Colossians  with an appeal to continue in prayer and thanksgiving.  Paul lays down three important principles for spreading and sharing the gospel.  

a. We should talk to God  for his providence and blessing  or order that different avenues will be opened  in  continuing  His ministry.

      b. Paul explicitly  wanted to make it clear  that  he is in chains, just because of  his commitment   to  talk about the mystery of the gospel.   Scripture  is clear that all are born spiritually lost, poor and without hope; but through Christ  we have been given new life.

c.   Live with wisdom in the world.  To live with wisdom means knowing how to live  in this world, that is consistent  with who we are in Christ.  The world is watching our lives, and it should be a testimony which reflects our  salvation experience.  We should  learn to speak to people with grace and  and  love , seasoned with  a readiness.  One should know how to  talk to

a non believer  with a  clear sense of apologetics. We, who have experienced  redemption should be prepared to tell others  the salvation  we found only in Jesus Christ.   This information should only be passed to someone without opposing his beliefs, but accepting him as fellow being  who may need salvation.  Paul is exhorting the Colossian  believers to keep in view of the heresies that existed there and to answer the heretics. The believer  must  learn how to bear  witness to the true gospel of Christ.


Prayer:  Dear Jesus, Teach us to pray  incessantly with thanksgiving for your continued blessing to continue gospel  ministry among  multi religious community around us.


Thought for the day:  How to defend Christian faith to the  world around us  with  grace and love?


Sam alex   Dallas Farmers Branch  MTC

Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church

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