Approximately every eight weeks I handle the communion message at my church. On January 12, 2014 I decided to have some fun and write the message in the form of a hymn. I didn’t tell anyone what I was doing, I just stood up and read the message. Here it is. I hope you enjoy it.
Hymn – Colossians 4
Colossians 4 has stated well the need to spread the Word.
And teaches us to never fail until each one has heard.
It’s not about our perfect words, or list of flawless deeds.
It’s all about the Spirit’s work; we’re planters of His seeds.
The gospel message
The gospel message we proclaim is news of priceless worth
Christ died for us and rose again, was man and God on earth
We place our trust in Him and out His grace and Spirit pours
It’s His work on the cross that breaks our chains and opens doors
Paul’s imprisonment for the Word
Now Paul was placed in jail for making known this news sublime
But he would not relent for he knew there was little time
He penned this letter so that the Colossians would be cheered
And asked for prayer that he might preach the message without fear
Our being emboldened because of his example
I hope that we’re emboldened by the standard set by Paul
Inspired to share the message every time we hear the call
And live with kingdom thinking as we speak with friends or foes
Let’s speak the news no matter what the circumstances pose
Our approach to sharing the Word – conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders
Colossians 4 verse 5 and 6 give clues on how it’s done
Use wisdom, grace, and seasoning; a kind and pleasant tongue
And make the most of chances given to you every day
Relationships and trust will help you show each one the way
The gospel message is what we celebrate at the table
We join here at the table, this great message we proclaim
And celebrate together His most everlasting reign
But let us leave this place today with these key words in mind
We must speak truth to those around us; there is little time
So this was what I had to share, these words from Paul so right
Advice from him on how to spread the gospel; share the light
And thanks for list’ning carefully today when on a whim
I thought it would be fun to write this message as a hymn