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May 15, 2016

Colossians  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  55:23
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"The Gospel Does Not Run Alone"

Colossians 4:7-18

Main Idea: It is within God’s power to advance the Gospel to all the earth through, for example, the mediation of angels. He could do so in a day. But it is God’s revealed plan (Colossians 4:2-6) that He would speak through us, especially as we pray (4:2-3) and walk through the open doors that He subsequently provides (4:4-6). The Gospel does not run alone. Christians carry it. And none of us do so alone. We run together. The 12 believers (excepting 1) mentioned by name in the 4th chapter of Colossians typify for us the different kinds of men and women we need in order to carry out our mission. It is the interconnection of the many, each with unique calling, gifting and personality, that empowers our witness. Which of the 11 is God making you to be like? How can you step more fully into that calling?

Colossians 4:7-8 Tychicus The Missionary

Colossians 4:9 Onesimus The Voice of Freedom

Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus The Comforter

Colossians 4:10 Mark The Go-Getter

Colossians 4:10 Barnabas The Encourager

Colossians 4:11 Justus The Behind-the- Scenes Worker

Colossians 4:12-13 Epaphras The Prayer Warrior

Colossians 4:14 Luke The Improver

Colossians 4:14 Demas The Judas

Colossians 4:15-16 Nympha The Hospitable Hostess

Colossians 4:17 Archippus The Minister

Colossians 4:18 Paul The Apostle

Application: See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.

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