Colossians | Week 06

Sunday | February 07

COlossians 1:24-29 [ESV]

24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

QUESTIONS

01. Read Colossians 1:24-29. Paul uses the words riches and mystery to describe "Christ in you." Why do you think he chose those words? 


02. Do you think it is possible to live the Christian life? Why or why not? 


03. Why do you think Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in believers? Talk about the role of the Spirit in the life of a believer; what is it's purpose?


04. Discuss your experience with yielding to the Holy Spirit. What words would you use to describe "walking in the Spirit?"


05. Paul uses the word maturity in Colossians 1:28. It appears that those who are mature in Christ are those who live in light of the Christ in you mystery. What do you think it means to mature in Christ?