Colossians -- New skin
- What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
- Share two memories: One of a time that you were chosen for something (perhaps by your spouse or a task at work) and a time that you were not chosen (perhaps elementary kickball or a school play).
Read: Colossians 3:12-17.
- What does it mean to you to be chosen by God?
- Do you think it’s possible for us to attain holiness? Why or why not?
- Define the things we are called to clothe ourselves in (Compassion, Kindness, Humility, Gentleness, and Patience). What do you think you do well? What do others say you do well?
- Which do you struggle with the most?
- Why do you think Paul lists love as the most important piece?
- How does verse 17 impact our daily living?
- How much contrast is there between the worldly clothes and the clothes of a Christ-follower?
- How much of a difference is there between your old worldly clothes and your clothes as a Christ-follower?
Read: Colossians 3:18-4:1.
What is Paul telling wives to do?
- What is Paul telling husbands to do?
- Is Paul being demeaning to wives? Why or why not?
- Children are to obey their parents in everything. Do you think there is a limitation to that instruction? Why or why not?
- Why do you think Paul lays out instructions for fathers, but not mothers?
- Do you think these verses lay out a hierarchy or structure to how a family works? Why or why not?
- If it does provide a structure, do you agree with it? Why or why not? If it does not provide a structure, what do you think a family’s structure should be?
- Even though we don’t have masters and slaves in America, what can we draw from 3:22-4:1 and apply to our current situations?
- How much of a parallel is there between 4:1 and the previous relationships listed?
Prayer: Pray that we will keep ourselves clothed in Christ-like attributes and that our relationships will reflect Christ.