08.14.16 Small Group Discussion

Colossians - Cancel the Funeral

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • What were you like as a teenager (rebellious, reserved, straight as an arrow)?
     
  • Were your parents strict or permissive? When, if ever, did they start giving you freedom? What did that freedom mean to you?

Read: Colossians 2:11-15.

  • What does our spiritual circumcision mean?
     
  • How is this spiritual circumcision different from Jewish circumcision?
     
  • What is the significance of the relationship between the Cross and the Law detailed in verses 13-15?

Read: Colossians 2:16-23.

  • What type of freedom does Christ’s circumcision provide us?
     
  • What are the Christians warned against and told to look out for with false teachers?
     
  • Chapters 1 and 2 establish Christ’s position in existence. How does this passage remind us of this?
     
  • How does Paul challenge the legalism that has infected the church?
     
  • Do you feel like legalism is still a problem? Why or why not? How can this be addressed, if so?
     
  • What are the failings of human commands and teachings?
     
  • In applying these passages, how should we change our living? Have you been living just rules? How do we bring about the freedom that Paul is talking about?
  • This week, how can you best exercise the freedom you have in Christ?

    Prayer: Pray that we live out our freedom and don’t get bogged down in rules.

Posted on August 17, 2016 .