Two Simple Keys for Living in the World

Andrew Fountain
Sun, 2016-11-27

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Colossians 3:22–4:18

  1. Bondservants, obey in everything your masters according to the flesh,
        not with good appearances, as people-pleasers,
        but with a dedicated heart, fearing the Master.
  2.     And whatever work you do, do it with all your soul,
            as if working for the Master and not for men,
  3.     knowing that from a master you will receive an inheritance as the reward;
            for you serve the Master—Christ.
  4.     for the one who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong,
            and there is no favouritism.
  5. Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly,
        knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Living in the World: Pray, Walk and Talk

  1. In prayer giving constant attention, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving;
  2.     praying at the same time also for us too,
            that God would open to us a door for the message,
                to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,
  3.         that I may reveal it, as I ought to speak.
  4. In wisdom walk, toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
  5. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt,
        that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Concluding Greetings

  1. All the things concerning me will be made known to you by Tychicus,
        a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord.
  2. I am sending him to you for this very purpose,
        that he may know the things concerning you and comfort your hearts,
  3. with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you.
    They will make known to you all things which are happening here.
  4. Greetings to you from Aristarchus my fellow prisoner,
        and Mark the cousin of Barnabas
        (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him),
  5. and Jesus who is called Justus.
    These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision;
    they have proved to be a comfort to me.
  6. Greetings to you from Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ,
        always labouring fervently for you in prayers,
        that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
  7. For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you,
        and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
    14. Greetings to you from Luke the beloved physician and Demas.
  8. Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas
        and the church that is in his house.


  1. Now when this epistle is read among you,
        see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans,
        and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.
  2. And say to Archippus,
        “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord,
        that you may fulfill it.”
  3. This salutation by my own hand—Paul. Remember my chains.
    Grace be with you. Amen.