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Plus Nothing Week 8

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From whatever angle we choose to view the age we live in today, the letter that Paul wrote to the Colossians 2,000 years ago is still amazingly relevant. This message focuses on presenting the truth to others.

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Plus Nothing Week 8

  1. 1. Monday December 24 4:30ish pm 6:00ish pm 7:30ish pm There will be no Kids’ Church or child care, as families are encouraged to enjoy these services together.
  2. 2. Nothing PLUS So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”
  3. 3. Nothing PLUS He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
  4. 4. Nothing PLUS And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. --- Acts 1:6-9
  5. 5. Nothing PLUS Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanks- giving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
  6. 6. Nothing PLUS that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak. Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. --- Colossians 4:2-6
  7. 7. Nothing PLUS Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanks- giving; --- Colossians 4:2
  8. 8. Nothing PLUS THANKFUL In Prayer BE Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanks- giving; --- Colossians 4:2
  9. 9. Nothing PLUS THANKFUL In Prayer BE Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanks- giving; --- Colossians 4:2
  10. 10. Nothing PLUS FOR Opportunity PRAY praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; --- Colossians 4:3
  11. 11. Nothing PLUS Clarity CLARITY CLARITY that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak. --- Colossians 4:4
  12. 12. Nothing PLUS Clarity CLARITY CLARITY “You figure out whether he was the son of God raised from the dead, then homosexuality, in some ways, is the least of your worries. Jesus is going to change everything and we can talk about homosexuality when the time comes.” --- Tim Keller
  13. 13. Nothing PLUS Clarity CLARITY CLARITY For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. --- I Corinthians 2:2
  14. 14. Nothing PLUS TREAT NON-CHRISTIANSWell Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, --- Colossians 4:5a
  15. 15. Nothing PLUS TREAT NON-CHRISTIANSWell I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; I did not at all mean with the immoral people of the world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. --- 1 Corinthians 5:9-10
  16. 16. Nothing PLUS Opportunities TAKE making the most of the opportunity. --- Colossians 4:5b
  17. 17. Nothing PLUS WITH Grace SPEAK Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, --- Colossians 4:6a
  18. 18. Nothing PLUS WITH Grace SPEAK Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, --- Colossians 4:6a
  19. 19. Nothing PLUS HOW To Respond KNOW so that you will know how you should respond to each person. --- Colossians 4:6b
  20. 20. Nothing PLUS HOW To Respond KNOW Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. --- II Timothy 2:15
  21. 21. Nothing PLUS HOW To Respond KNOW And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.
  22. 22. Nothing PLUS HOW To Respond KNOW But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the people, he withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
  23. 23. Nothing PLUS HOW To Respond KNOW This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks. --- Acts 19:8-10
  24. 24. In Prayer BE THANKFUL Opportunity PRAY FOR

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