Engaging the Culture Around Us: State of the Church Sermon 2019

Colossians 4:2–6

Sermon Notes

Since we have been raised with Christ (Col. 3:1)

  1. Speak with Clarity, vv. 2–4
  2. Speak with Urgency – v.5
  3. Speak Graciously – v.6
  4. Speak Universally – v.6b
  5. Speak to the Culture Around US

The Forestgate Mission Statement

Forestgate Presbyterian Church exists to glorify God and make disciples of Christ in northern El Paso County:

  • By Exalting our Lord in joyful biblical worship
  • By Encouraging each other to love and good deeds
  • By Equipping each other for service in the church and in the kingdom
  • By Engaging the culture around us as salt and light through intentional individual involvement with
    • Our northern El Paso County community;
    • The U.S. Air Force Academy; and
    • The poor, needy and unchurched, both locally and across the globe.

Reflection questions

  1. Do you pray for God to open doors for the gospel (Col. 4:3), or do you expect them to simply swing open on their own?
  2. How can you pray that God with give you more clarity (v.4), more wisdom (v.5), more grace (v.6) as you answer “each” person you encounter with the gospel?