Listen to the Message
 

Colossians 4:2-4
 
I have good news and I have bad news.
 
1. Make prayer a priority.
  • "Devote yourselves to prayer."
2. Look for things to pray about.
  • "being watchful..."
3. Do it with a good attitude.
  • "...and thankful."
  • What are we supposed to pray about?
 
1. Pray that we will have opportunities for ministry.
  • He has called us.
  • The presence of Christ is desperately needed.
  • When a door opens, we can go through that door.
2. Pray that we will proclaim the message of Christ.
  • One problem the church faces is that the world doesn't know what our message is.
  • Jesus Christ is Lord and has the power to turn your life around.
  • As doors of opportunity open for us, we need to make sure that we proclaim our message clearly.
3. Pray that we will not let setbacks stand in our way.
  • Paul spent a significant part of his ministry behind bars.
  • Wow!
  • He simply would not give up.
  • No matter how attractive the option of giving up may seem, we must remain faithful.
  • If you seek to do a good thing for the glory of God, you will face opposition.
  • We need a core of people committed to prayer.
  • "Thy will, not mine, be done."
  • To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing...