Discipleship Group Questions for September 22, 2019

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1. What was your over-all impression of the message/passage this morning. What stood out to you?


2. Verses 10-11 explain God’s plan with the “new man.” What is that plan and how do we walk consistently with it?


3. Verse 12 reminds us of our identity in Christ using three helpful descriptions. What do each of these mean? Why are they helpful in establishing a good foundation for the attitudes and actions to follow?


4. Paul exhorts us to clothe ourselves with five attitudes in verse 12. Which one of these stands out to you as the most difficult to emulate?


5. Flowing from the right attitudes is right behavior (verse 13). How do the Christlike attitudes of verse 12 result in the Christ-like behaviors of verse 14?

6. How is love a perfect bond?

Dicsipleship Group Questions for September 15, 2019

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Sermon Title: Putting Off and Putting On
Colossians 3:5-11

1. What are your overall impressions of the message/passage? What stands out to you?


2. Colossians 3:5-7 explain that we must render our bodies as useless for sin. What is the root problem associated with this sin and does this root-fruit problem manifest itself in our lives?


3. Paul addresses interpersonal sins of both attitude and speech in Colossians 3:8-9. Why does he do this? How do we fail in these areas and what do we forfeit when we do?


4. In 3:9b-11, Scripture commands us to put off the old self and put on the new self. What does he mean? How do we accomplish this?


5. What is the goal of living for eternity, putting off the old self and putting off the new self? What does God restore?

Discipleship Group Questions for September 8, 2019

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Sermon Title: Fixing Your Focus Above
Text: Colossians 3:1-4

1. What is your over-all impression of the message/passage?


2. This passage begins by saying that those who are spiritually risen with Christ need to continually seek after “things above.” What does this mean and how do we apply this practically?

3. Verse 2 says that we must set our mind on this and not on the things of the earth. How do we accomplish this daily?

4. Verses 3-4 explain the believer’s past, present, and future conditions. Describe the implications of each condition. When we fail to seek and to set our minds on the eternal, how do we forfeit Christ’s best for us?

5. Verse 4 says that Christ is our life. What does this mean practically?

Discipleship Group Questions for August 25, 2019

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Living in the Fulness of Christ
Colossians 2:8-15

1. What was your overall impression of the message? What stood out to you in particular?

2. Verse 8 warns us about being deceived and “captured” by bad thinking. What are modern dangers of which we should be aware?

3. Verses 11-13 give us four aspects of our completeness in Christ.  What are they? How should this affect our thinking and our lives practically?

4. The fullness of life in Christ is based on freedom in Christ. How does this freedom help us experience the fullness of life in Christ?

5. The fullness of life in Christ is also based on the victory that Christ has secured for us. How does fullness of this victory help us to experience the fulness of life in Christ?

Discipleship Group Questions for August 18, 2019

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What Does A Healthy Church Look Like?
Colossians 2:1-10

1. Paul said that he and Epaphras agonized in prayer for the Colossian Christians. What are some situations where we should agonize in prayer on behalf of each other?

2. In verse 2, Paul expressed his desire for the Colossians to be encouraged and have “assurance of understanding.” According to the verse, what is the key to this?

3. Verse 3 explains that Christ is the source of wisdom and knowledge. What does this mean and how do we apply this practically to our lives?

4. Paul was both rejoicing over the Colossians doctrinal faithfulness, but very concerned about the threat of deception and apostasy. What threats do we face today?

5. In verses 6-7, believers are exhorted to both be rooted and build up in Christ. What does this mean and how does a Christian know that he is progressing in this area?

Discipleship Group Questions for July 7, 2019

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The Supremacy of Christ Proves the Sufficiency of Christ
Text: Colossians 1:13-20

1. What stood out to you about the message this week?

  

2. In what ways is Christ supreme over creation? How does knowing this affect our lives practically?

  

3. What is the ultimate goal of Christ being the head of the church? What role do we play as a God’s people in this goal?

  

4. How is Christ bringing about fullness/wholeness to the world? How does this inform how we think about our world and how we live in it?

  

5. This passage shows how the supremacy of Christ fully supports the sufficiency of Christ. On a daily basis, how do we live in light of Christ’s sufficiency and what are some ways we fail to live in the light of Christ’s sufficiency?