CHRIST AND LIVE ACCORDING TO HIM”
GOAL: The student is able to identify the warning
and accept the charges presented in the text.
INDICATOR: The student identify
and guard against contemporary
attempts to diminish their
perfection in Christ as they continue to grow in Him.
and discuss verses 6-8.
uses the work “walk” (Greek peripateo) meaning to
“live,” “regulate one’s
life,” and “conduct one’s self” (see: Colossians 1:10)
uses metaphors from botany, construction and law to illustrate the
establishment and progression of the Christian walk (see page 180).
7 speaks of an overflowing of gratitude; what was the cause? Are contemporary Christians affected by
this/these same causes? If not, why
not? If so, doe it still produce an
overflowing of gratitude? Can you think
of any examples of this overflow of gratitude?
that even after pointing out the saints are rooted, built up and
Paul warns them about being drawn away. False
teachers still exist today. We need to
heed this warning too.
and discuss verses 9-15.
verse 9 Paul counters any notion or teaching that Jesus was anything
fully man and fully God.
note of how many time the pronouns “He” and
“Him” are used in verses 9-12.
on the board all the specific benefits believers are afforded because
Christ has done.
at the outline for Colossians in the Commentary at the bottom of page
135. Verses 6-8 fit, seem to fit under
part two of
the outline and verses 9-15 seem to fit under part I.
Would you agree with this statement?
class with a prayer for spiritual steadfastness in the face of false
and for a heart of true gratitude for the benefits we are afforded
union with Christ.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
been made complete.
been circumcised of the flesh.
been buried and resurrected (baptized) from the dead.
been forgiven of our transgressions.
had our debt cancelled.
God Be The Glory!!