Colossians

Jesus: Salvation.

Introduction / Review:

John 5:39 - You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me

John 8:24 - I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am (he) you will die in your sins

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Wise Up About Wisdom (Colossians 1:15-20)

  1. As God, he is the Creator . (Col 1:15-17)
  2. As God, he is the Authority . (Col 1:18)
  3. As God, he is the Savior . (Col 1:19-20)

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Small Group Discussion

WHOLE GROUP
Read Colossians 1:15-20

1 - How would you describe Jesus to someone who has never heard of Him?

2 - If someone thinks Jesus is great - but does NOT believe Jesus is God, can that person be saved? Why or why not? (What about Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses?)

3 - What does this passage teach about creation? Why is creation an important topic when it comes to describing Who Jesus is (ie, why did Paul talk about creation in relation to Jesus)?

4 - In what areas do people struggle in allowing Jesus to have preeminence in their lives? Why?

BREAKOUT

Pray for one another.

The War on Sin

Why I Must Fight My Sin:


  1. Because my sin Dishonors God. (Col 3:5)

  2. Review: Psalm 16


  3. Because my sin Brings serious consequences. (Col 3:6)

  4. Review: Romans 6:1-2


  5. Because my sin Belongs in the past. (Col 3:7-10)


  6. Because my sin Ruins relationships. (Col 3:8-11)
  7. Review: 1 Cor 10:13

Guest Speaker - Taylor Brown

Guest Speaker - Taylor Brown

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Colossians 3:5-11

  1. When you sin, what are you telling God with your actions? Why do we at times

    believe that sin is more satisfying than God? Why can sin never compare to a

    relationship with Christ?

  2. Even though we are new in Jesus, why do we choose to go back to our old ways

    of living? How can we fight against the temptation to go back to the old self?

  3. Does sin only ever affect us? How does it hurt other people? How can we help each other to fight against sin?

Breakout Questions:

  1. Confess the recurring sin(s) in your life that you struggle with. Pray for one another and develop an accountability plan to grow in your support among each other.

Shout Outs!

Stories of Grace (Col 4:7-14)

Tychicus -

Onesimus -

Aristarchus -

Mark -

Acts 13:13 - Now Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. And John left them and returned to Jerusalem,

Acts 15:36-40 - And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us return and visit the brothers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are." Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark. But Paul thought best not to take with them one who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Justus -

Epaphras -

Luke -

Demas -

p.s. - (Col 4:15-18)


Scripture: JUST READ IT!

Ministry: JUST DO IT!

Grace: JUST LIVE IT!

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Colossians 4:7-18

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.

Urgency - Part 2

I am Urgent with the Gospel:

If I’m not urgent:

  1. You won’t understand the implications of the Gospel

  2. You fail to see yourself as ambassador

  3. You just don’t care

  1. In Prayer, I am Alert (Col 4:2)

  2. In Presentation, I make it Clear (Col 4:3-4)

  3. In Wisdom, I seize the Moment (Col 4:5)

  4. In Speech, I am Gracious (Col 4:6)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read
Colossians 4:2-6

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Urgency - Part 1

I am Urgent with the Gospel:

If I’m not urgent:

  1. You won’t understand the implications of the Gospel

  2. You fail to see yourself as ambassador

  3. You just don’t care

  1. In Prayer, I am Alert (Col 4:2)

  2. In Presentation, I make it Clear (Col 4:3-4)

  3. In Wisdom, I seize the Moment (Col 4:5)

  4. In Speech, I am Gracious (Col 4:6)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Colossians 4:2-6

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.