COLOSSIANS:  Christ is Enough!
Week #10 – March 13
“Gospel-Centered Marriages & Employees.  Colossians 3:18-25”

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1. Describe the most difficult boss you’ve ever had.
2. What did you God impress on you from the wknd message?   See the chart below.

Theme Verse:
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.         Colossians 2:6–7 (NIV)

The overall message of Colossians is the Supremacy of Jesus and how faith in him produces fruit in our lives and causes us to grow! We are complete in Christ. We are missing nothing. In fact, we need to do nothing but believe. Right now, we have everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). Our great challenge is to continue to look deeply into the Person and Work of Jesus understanding more fully the grace of God and how it affects our lives. We will grow as a result. The gospel is how we begin in Christ and also how we advance in Christ.

GOSPEL                                                                        GROWTH & FRUIT
• Person & Work of Jesus   ---->  PRODUCES  ---->       & LIFE CHANGE
• God’s grace & power

Scripture & Discussion:
Jesus example:
For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.           John 6:38  NLT

"Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”       Luke 22:42 NLT

9. Looking at these two verses, how do you feel about Jesus’ example of submitting to His Father?
10. How does his example help you when you are called to take a submissive role?
11. What would have happened if Jesus had refused to submit to the Father?

And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21 NLT

12. Here we see we all have a “submission role”. What are the submission roles you have in your life?
13. What does “out of reverence for Christ” mean in the area of submission? Why is this important?

For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.          Romans 8:7 NLT

14. Considering this verse, why do you think it’s often so difficult for us to take a submissive role?
15. Is it difficult for you to take a submissive role?

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.  1 Peter 2:21  NLT

8. Why do you think it’s so important to keep Jesus’ example in mind when we are called to submit?

The Apostles are confronted for teaching about Jesus:
Then they brought the apostles before the high council, where the high priest confronted them. “We gave you strict orders never again to teach in this man’s name!” he said. “Instead, you have filled all Jerusalem with your teaching about him, and you want to make us responsible for his death!”  But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.    Acts 5:27-29  NLT

9. Have you ever felt like you’ve been asked to submit in a way that contradicted God’s Word? What did you do?
10. How is Peter’s example above helpful when this happens?

Application & Prayer
Share with each other any concern or need brought up in your discussion and pray over it!...   Remembering to be thankful!  ☺