The Outward Witness

Audio from Senior Pastor Vaughn Drawdy on Sunday morning February 26, 2017.

Colossians 4:5-6 NIV
Be wise in the way you act toward 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.

Outward Witness: Paul is giving instruction on how we are to conduct our conversation with those that are not Christians.
Outsiders: KJV - "them that are without"

Walk (verse 5): our daily conduct
What does it mean to walk in wisdom?

Talk (verse 6): speech that points to Christ

Luke 6:45 NIV
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Psalm 45:2 NIV
You are the most excellent of menand your lips have been anointed with grace,since God has blessed you forever.

Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Salt (verse 6): balance and hope to a dying world

Matthew 5:13 NIV
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

1 Peter 3:15 NIV
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,