2020 THEME: TRUTH
TITLE: Speak Up!
Scripture: Colossians 4:2-6
“A sharp tongue is the only edge that grows keener with constant use.” Washington Irving
“If your lips would keep from slips, Five things observe with care: To whom you speak; of whom you speak; and how, and when, and where.” William Norris
“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” Publius
I. WHEN TALKING TO GOD
Sound advice about our vertical speech:
1. Be devoted to (prayer).
2. Be (alert).
3. Be (grateful).
II. WHEN TALKING TO OTHERS
Verse 5: What Christ-followers are gives credibility (to what we say).
The word conduct here is the Greek word which means “to walk around.” It refers to (all actions of a person’s daily life).
We are to have our speech “seasoned with salt.” What exactly does that mean?
Psalm 114:3- “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.”
A good principle to follow is found in Ephesians 4:29
Next week: Theme: Truth!/ Series: Supremacy
Title: A Little Help from My Friends- Colossians 4: 7-18