Portrait of a Church (Colossians 4:2-18)


Big Idea: Prayer, a missional mindset, and transformed relationships are how a church lives out its faith.

Purpose: To encourage greater devotion to prayer, a missional mindset, and transformed relationships

What do people notice about a church when we are just ourselves – not necessarily presenting our best face?

1. Prayerful (2-4)

a. Watchful – spiritually aware
b. Thankful
c. Praying for mission

2. Missional (5-6)

God is a sending/missionary God. The church is not a place. A church is not somewhere you go. “Church is at home, in the car, in the restaurant, the beach – wherever God’s people find themselves in their daily lives.” No withdrawal.
a. Wise
b. Open to opportunities
c. Pleasant and interesting

3. Relational (7-18)

a. Tychicus (7-8) – service
b. Onesimus (9) and Mark (10) – forgiveness (12 years earlier)
c. Epaphrus (12) – prayer
d. Archippus (17) – encouragement
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada