Learning on the way
Did you get a chance to read through the letter to the Colossians this week? Colossians is full of favorite and quotable verses. Do you have a favorite scripture verse in Colossians? Which one is it, and why is it your favorite?
Why do you think it is so important to place the books of the Bible in their historical context? What mistakes can we make by trying to apply Colossians in our modern context before applying it in its historical context?
How does knowing Paul wrote Colossians while in prison impact the way you read, understand, and appreciate the letter? How does it encourage you in your own life?
Where do you struggle with the tendency to add something to the sufficiency of the person and work of Jesus (worldly philosophies, rule-following, false worship)? Why is this such a dangerous thing to do? How can you realign your focus towards the sufficiency of Jesus’ work for your salvation?