08.07.16 Small Group Discussion

Colossians - God with a Capital G

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • Have you ever been told you resemble someone else (family member, celebrity, etc.)? How did that make you feel?

Read: Colossians 1:1-14.

  • What is the picture you get of the Christ-followers in Colossae?
     
  • Verses 9 and 10 express Paul’s prayers for the people to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will for the purpose of living lives worthy of God and pleasing Him. Is the idea of living a life worthy of God daunting to you? Why or why not?

Read: Colossians 1:15-23.

  • These verses establish in no uncertain terms that Jesus is God. Is that a concept that you struggle with currently or did previously? What makes the concept difficult or what helped you accept it?
     
  • Everything, including thrones and authorities, were created through Jesus. How does this impact how you interact with the various facets of life?

Read: Colossians 1:24-2:10

  • Paul speaks of rejoicing in the suffering he endures for the sake of the Church. What are you currently suffering through that you can rejoice in for the sake of your fellow Christians?
     
  • Throughout these passages that we have read, Paul praises the Colossians and is very happy for their level of faith, but he still prays for them earnestly. How does this impact who we prayer for or when we pray for people?
     
  • Christ is the fullness of God, and we have fullness in Christ. What are some of the others things that we try to find fullness in? Where is true fullness found?
     
  • Jesus is the head over every power and authority, which includes our power and authority. How do you do at recognizing Jesus as the head, as opposed to wanting to place yourself at the head of your life and following your own authority?

Prayer: Pray that we will live worthy lives, recognizing Jesus as the head of all things. Pray for your brothers and sisters who are struggling. Pray for your brothers and sisters who are going strong so that they can continue to do so.

Posted on August 7, 2016 .