Final Instructions: Living in an increasingly tense and unusually difficult era.
We are living in an increasingly tense and unusually difficult era. It seems every arena of society is shifting and being reshaped in someway. Often, change is not something that we as human beings handle or embrace with great joy and acceptance. Change can become debilerating to our condition and churches, if we focus on the change, and if we do not actively invest in intentionality and new growth amidst the change. How we live despite changing times, makes all the difference.
It is not surprise then, that Paul writes to the Colossian church, a church that was in the middle of their own season of cultural and moral earthquakes. Paul's letter is instruction and encouragement, but there is also an undeniable challenge for them to embrace reality, not become deliberated, and to push towards intentionality and growth in a season of change. In fact, Paul closed his letter to the Colossian Churches with some final instructions on how to develop a posture and practice of intentionality and growth. Paul's final instructions were meant to notably challenge them to invest in new practices and intentionality, to push towards maturity in Christ, despite the increasingly tense and unusual difficulties of their era.
Through our series Final Instructions, at River Corner Church, we studied what it means for followers of Jesus to actively invest in intentionality and new growth amidst the increasingly tense and unusually difficult era. This series looks at four distinct final instructions from Paul's letter to the Colossians.
- Devoted to Prayer (Colossians 4:2)
- Intercessory Prayer (Colossians 4:3-4)
- Make the Most (Colossians 4:5)
- Gracious Conversations (Colossians 4:6)