Talks for Growing Christians
Final Greetings of Paul's Letter to the Colossians
Lesson Number 22
- In Tychicus we are taught three of God’s quality-control standards for Christians.
- Salvation does not relieve us of our social obligations.
- Let’s be a typical Tychicus and an open Onesimus.
- In which book of the Bible do we learn more about Onesimus?
- What is a quality-control standard?
- List the three quality-control standards of God, as seen in Tychicus.
- What is an important lesson learned from Onesimus?
- What should a person do about sins he committed before he became a Christian?
- The book of Philemon
- They are standards a product must meet before a company will release it to the public.
- a) a beloved brother, b) a faithful minister, c) a fellow bond-servant
- We are taught that salvation does not relieve us of our social obligations.
- Make them right in the eyes of the Lord and with the person offended.
- Review God’s quality-control standards. Are they true in your life? Are you easy to be with? Are you helpful and dependable? Are you a true bond-slave of Jesus Christ? It is never too late to develop these qualities!
- Are there sins in your life that you committed before you became a Christian that need to be dealt with? If so, deal with them according to biblical principles.
- “Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord…” Colossians 4:7
- “Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother…” Colossians 4:9