COLOSSIANS:  Christ is Enough!
Week #2/11 – January 17
“Who is Jesus?  Colossians 1:15-19”


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Warm-Up:
• Who did you think Jesus was when you were growing up?
• 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. Col 2:6–7 (NIV)

The overall message of Colossians is the Gospel of Jesus Christ 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.

 

 


Scripture & Discussion:
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”  “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”
Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”   Matthew 16:13-16 NLT

1. Jesus asks his disciples who people say he is. Why do you think he asked them this question? Why is it important?
2. Many thought Jesus was a prophet. Who do people say Jesus is now? List some common answers.
3. Jesus asks his disciples who they personally think he is. Why do you think that question is important?
4. How would you answer the question “Who is Jesus”? Has your answer changed over the years?

The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command.  Hebrews 1:3 NLT

5. List what we learn about Jesus in the above verse.
6. In what ways does Jesus radiate glory and express the very character of God? Think of some examples from Scripture.

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you?      John 14:9 NLT

7. Philip wanted Jesus to show him the Father. Why do you think we long for this?
8. What does Jesus mean when he says anyone who has seen him has seen the Father?
9. Jesus asks why, even though he has seen and been with Jesus, Phillip isn’t sure who Jesus is. Why do you think that is?

Application & Prayer
Ask for help in seeing more completely who Jesus is.