Grace Community Church

Open Doors, Open Lives, Open Mouths – Part 2

Given on July 22, 2012 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Colossians 4:2-6
NOTE: Audio for this sermon is not currently available.
Sermon Series: 4 I's - Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus

If you are a Christian, how comfortable are you engaging in conversations with those who not believers? What opportunities do you have in your life to interact with unbelievers in a “wise” way? Do you need to make more room in your life for these interactions? What can we do to wisely show love to those in the LBGT community? Our atheist friends? Our Muslim neighbors? Our agnostic acquaintances? Are you making the most of these relationships?

In our current “culture wars” environment where polemical diatribe seems to have replaced respectful dialog, what do we need to do to ensure that all our conversations are “full of grace”? What do you think Paul is driving at when he states that our interactions with unbelievers should be “seasoned” with salt? Is there anything in your life that would create a thirst for the gospel?

We are called by Paul here (v.6) and by Peter as well (I Pet 3:15) to be ready to answer those who ask us questions. Does how you are living and how you are conversing raise any questions in the minds of unbelievers? Do you think you are prepared to answer challenging questions from unbelievers?