Thoughtful Action: Discussion from Sunday's Sermon

What I Should Be Putting On: Peace

Colossians 3:15


Colossians 3:15 (ESV)

15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body…  


1.     What is the difference between the peace of God/Christ and peace with God/Christ?

a.     What passages of Scripture teach these two elements of true peace?

b.     Why is it important to be at peace with Christ before you can experience the peace of Christ?

2.     How does the peace of Christ rule in your individual heart?

a.     What does “rule” mean?

b.     What practical steps can the believer take to let the peace of Christ rule in his or her heart?

3.     Why does God call us to peace as a body?

a.     What tendencies do all of us innately possess that would thwart peace?

b.     What practical steps can we as a church take to maintain peace?

c.      To be a peaceful body, we must work at being peaceful.  What will eventually happen if we don’t actively seek to maintain peace?

4.     What is the most significant personal application you intend to implement in your life as a result of this text?