Sermon Discussion Questions
Week 10 - “Assembly Required”
Text: Colossians 4:7-18
Are you a ‘need instructions’ kind of person or a '‘I’ll figure it out’ kind of person?
What are some things you wish came with instructions?
What is something you care a lot about?
How do you, or how can we, care for the people around us? Are we seen as people who care?
Who is one person that you can check in on this week? Who’s someone you can care for?
“Living for Jesus is war” - Do you agree with this? How have you experienced this?
How do you treat each other in the midst of conflict? How can you be an encouragement to others?
How are you impacting others? Are you someone who brings people up to maturity or brings people down?
Let’s remember there are other churches and Christians around the world; even many who are dying and being persecuted for the faith. Let’s pray for them this week.
Week 9 - “Mind Your Manners”
Text: Colossians 3:18-4:6
What are the most significant relationships in your life? What are they like? What are the easiest relationships? What are the hardest relationships?
In God’s design what is marriage designed to do? How does marriage reflect God?
When you hear the words “authority” and “submit” how do you naturally respond? How does the Bible define those terms?
In this family of God, how do children and parents interact? How do you interact with your parents?
How do Christian interact with outside authority? How do you treat authority?
Are you a ‘do what’s right only when people are looking’ kind of person, or a person of integrity?
Who is outside ‘this house’ (the family of God) that you can pray for this week? This week, pray for opportunities to share the gospel.
Week 8 - “Dress the Part”
Text : Colossians 3:1-17
What are some jobs or activities you need a particular outfit for?
What does it mean that we have new life in Christ? How is this represented in Baptism?
How does the metaphor of a job help us understand this passage in Colossians? What are we supposed to ‘look like?’
What are the things that we put off? What do you need to put to death?
What are things we put on? Which one of these do you need to focus on?
How do we put these things on? What’s one that you can lean into this week?
Being shaped by the word.
Growing with gratitude
Doing everything for Jesus.
Week 7 - “Stayin’ Alive”
Text: Colossians 2:16-23
Describe a time when you’ve heard or said the phrase “don’t judge me!”? When do you usually hear or use that phrase? What does it normally mean?
What does Paul mean in this context when he says “let no one pass judgement on you?”
What are ways that we choose ‘death after life?’
If everything belongs to God, how does that change our daily lives? Our hobbies, habits, relationships etc.
In what ways do we encounter false spirituality in our lives and cultures?
What form of false spirituality are you most tempted toward (angel worship, false visions, false humility, false intelligence)?
Take some time to work out the steps of growth:
Figure out your default setting - where are you right now in your faith?
Don’t sign up for too much too quickly - what is a reasonable next step?
Do it with someone else - who can you take along with you?
Don’t be afraid to fail - you will mess up! Repent and keep going!