Paul's instructions to slaves and masters at Colossae both showed us how the Bible views slavery and also gave us insight into how we should live in light of the supremacy of Christ. His supremacy means he must be served, he must be trusted, and he must be feared. This week, spend some time meditating on the supremacy of Christ and its implications. Consider whom you serve, what you trust, and whether you fear God.
PREPARING TO HEAR
Our text for this week is Colossians 4:2-4. These verses provide teaching on prayer, both how to pray and what to pray for. Prayer helps us to place our confidence in God and grow to trust his good and sovereign plan. To prepare for the message, read the text for this week and consider the following questions:
- How do you continue steadfastly in prayer?
- What does it mean to be watchful in prayer?
- What are Paul's priorities in his prayer requests?
- Why did Paul want an open door for the Word, not for himself?
Let's pray that God's word is clearly proclaimed and received on Sunday. Pray for believers to be encouraged and strengthened, for unbelievers to be drawn to Christ, and for God to be glorified in all we do.
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will be singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.