Rooted in the Gospel

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Pressing on in Our Calling

Rooted in the Gospel 

  • The Model for Walking in Christ
  • The Strength for Walking in Christ
  • The Results of Walking in Christ 

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Colossians 1:24-2:15. Many believe this is the heart of Paul’s letter to the Colossians. What is his main concern? For what is he toiling? How does this emphasis impact you?
  2. Consider verses 6-7. What is the command? Why does Paul like to use the word “walk” (ESV; “live” in NIV) to speak about our duty? Compare with Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 4:1, and Colossians 1:10.
  3. How do the truths that we have been rooted in Christ and are being built up in Christ strengthen us for the task of walking in Christ?
  4. What role does thanksgiving have in relation to our duty to walk in Christ? Why does Paul include the word “abounding” (v. 7)?
  5. Paul stated in 1:28 that he aims to “present everyone mature in Christ.” 2:6-7 gives the “formula” for achieving this goal. How are you doing? Are you maturing in Christ?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Colossians 2:6-7 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (ESV)