Thoughtful Action: Discussion from Sunday's Sermon

Note: If you didn't discuss last week's "Thoughtful Action" blog from the sermon on Colossians 2:6-7, you may consider incorporating that text and those questions into your discussion on Colossians 2:8-10.


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Colossians 2:8-10


See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority


1.    Who are you trusting?

·      How important is the “gratitude attitude” for spiritual growth?  How does thankfulness display that your faith is well-placed?

·      What can we learn from Romans 1:21 on the importance of gratitude?

·      How important are the Scriptures, i.e., “the faith,” in learning to trust Christ in spiritual growth?  What is the problem when a professing Christian displays no desire for the Word of God?

·      Why would anybody even need to trust Christ for spiritual growth?  Can’t you just do the right things and grow that way?


2.    How are you thinking?

·      What practical habits do you observe that help you grow in your ability to think according to a Christian worldview?

·      What do you think are the most important components of a Christian worldview?


3.    What are you doing?

·      Jesus is the head of all authority and is therefore in charge of all things.  In what area of life do you need the most help from God and his people in learning to be more obedient? How can your small group rally around you to help you in this area?