Have you had many conversations with non-Christians lately? How did that go for you? Do you think the conversation left a sense of desire in the person’s mind to know more about you and your motivation at work or your attitude? Or, was the centerpiece of the dialogue sports or the recent elections? Did you pray before the conversation…or had you been praying for this person for some time? How should we interact with outsiders? How should we pray for the lost?
This week at Redeemer, we will be considering Prayer and the Gospel, from Colossians 4:2-18. Paul exhorts the Colossians to be devoted to prayer with an attitude of thanksgiving (verse 2). But at the same time, we should be praying for God to “open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ…(verse 3)” Paul says that as we are praying we should also be “conducting ourselves with wisdom toward outsiders…making the most of every opportunity…seasoning our speech with salt. (verses 5-6)”
So, are you frustrated with evangelism? Have you been fervent in your prayers for the lost? Have you been devoted to prayer and thanksgiving for who God is for us in Jesus Christ? Do you look to make the most of every conversation, hoping that God will open a door for the gospel? What would it look like for you to begin to approach your conversations with non-Christians with wisdom? Join us this week as we consider these things, praying that the Lord would indeed open a door for His Word to be revealed!