RE:CEIVE & RE:MAIN
September 27, 2020 / Colossians 2:6-7
1. We begin a relationship with Jesus by Him.
II Cor 11:3; Matt 7:22-23
a. We received Him as the .
b. We received Him as .
Matt 1:21; I Tim 1:15; I Pet 2:24
c. We received Him as the .
2. We go on with Jesus in the same way we .
To “go on with Jesus” means…
a. Being in Him.
b. Being up in Him.
c. Being in the faith.
d. Overflowing with .
SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
1. One dictionary defines “remain” in the following ways: to continue in the same state, condition, or place; second, to be left behind; third, to be left after the destruction of others; or fourth, to endure or persist.
A. Which definition best describes the state of your faith in the last few months? Why?
B. How would someone looking at you from the outside describe the state of your faith in Christ?
2. Read Colossians 2:6-7. It is common to speak of “accepting Christ.” However, the Bible uses “receiving Christ.” What’s the difference?
3. Colossians 2:6 describes the one whom we have received as: 1) Christ—the prophesied Savior, the Messiah. 2) Jesus—meaning God is salvation. Jesus is also a man who is very relatable with humanity. And importantly, 3) Lord—the one in charge not only of the world but of the Christian’s life.
A. What is the significance of receiving Him in all of who He is?
B. Considering the answer to the previous question, what are some ways this group can encourage you in seeing all three aspects of our Savior and obeying the Lord wholeheartedly?
4. Paul could have ended verse 7 with “taught.”
A. Why do you think he added: “overflowing with thankfulness”?
B. On a scale of 0—grumbly, to 10—grateful, what would you say your “gratitude barometer” is reading these days? Why?
C. What has your heart been focused on?
5. How is your “walk” with Christ? Where are you strong? Weak?
Ask the Lord to search your heart and ways to show you where you have dethroned Him as Lord. Perhaps it is in the area of your entertainment choices, or relationships, or how you choose to spend your time. Submit what he reveals to you—to His Lordship, His control, His right to your life as a Christian. Ask Him to lead you out of self-will.