Colossians 4:2-6

The Christian’s Speech

Introduction:

We have come to see Paul’s in depth Theology in the first three chapters up to verse 17 from chapter 3:18 and following we see the apostle’s practical theology; In other words Theology at Work.

  1. The Christian Home – 3:18-21

  2. The Christians Society – 3:22-4:1

  3. The Christian Individual or his speech – Col.4:2-6

The Christian’s speech is branched out in three distinct ways:

  1. The Christian’s Speech in Prayer

  2. The Christian’s Speech in teaching the gospel

  3. The Christian’s speech in preserving society and the church


  1. Praying – 2-3

  1. Unashamed to pray – Heb. 4:14,15

  1. Boldness in prayer – Heb. 4:16

  2. Persistence in prayer – Luke 18:1-8

  3. Thankful attitude in prayer – I Thess. 5:17

  1. Posture in prayer – Mark 11:25; Acts 1:14; 2:42


  1. Proclamation – v.4

  1. Opportunities to declare the gospel – Rom. 1:16

  1. Open doors – I Cor. 16:8-9

  2. Doors shut – Acts 16:6-8

  1. Peter’s experience – Acts 121:1-17

  2. Peter and Paul’s imprisonment was not the end of their ministry

  1. The prison epistles were written

  2. Paul evangelized the Jewish mob – Acts 22:1-ff

  3. Paul evangelized Felix, a Roman governor, King Agrippa and many Roman solders – Acts 24; 26; Phil. 1:13; 4:22; 28:30-31; I Cor. 9:16


  1. Preservation –v. 5-6

  1. Unbelievers observing our every move

  1. A false health and wealth gospel – I Tim.6:9

  2. A false do and don’t gospel (Legalism) Gal. 3:1,3

  1. What is expected of Christians?

  1. Gracious speech – Jam. 3:2; Eph. 4:29

  2. Speech seasoned with salt – Matt. 5:13



Pastor Nick Iamaio

Reformed Presbyterian Church

207 South First Street, Fulton, NY 13069

Web Site: fultonrpc.org 315-343-1976

6/5/2016