“Who are my mother and my brothers?” Jesus asked. (Mark 3:33, NIV)
At the end of our look at Paul’s letter to the Colossians, we were reminded that Christians are part of a bigger church family than just those we meet with each week. One day we will be with countless thousands from every tribe and tongue and nation. This Sunday morning, we will be thinking about the wider church family and praying for them together.
I hope that this email is useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
Remember that the clocks go back at 2am on Sunday morning
Devote yourselves to prayer, ... Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. (Colossians 4:2,5-6, NIV)
As Paul brings his letter to the Colossians to a close, he highlights two areas. First, that we should be devoted to prayer, that we are pray to the God who created us, and who is able to do all things. Second, that we should make the best use of every opportunity to talk about Jesus, the one who saves us. What might that look like for us? How can we take every opportunity to talk about Jesus?