Prayer and Preaching (Col 4)

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.

The Christian life should be filled with prayer and preaching. Every one of us needs to continue steadfastly in prayer. Every day. All the time. Praying. When we pray with faith, that means we believe God will be answering our prayers (not simply giving us what we want), which is to be thankful. Not “thank you God for giving me what I’ve asked for…” but “thank you God for hearing my prayer, and for giving me your best.” We need, also, to pray that the gospel would go out. Preaching isn’t just for preachers, we are all preachers. Every one of us needs to be telling people the gospel, as clearly as we can. Who do you talk to? Talk to them about Jesus.

About John Harris

χian, Jesus saves. μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, Pastor at Pleasant Heights, PhD (NT) candidate at Midwestern; forever Texan, μολὼν λαβέ; Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Allons-y
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