Sermon Discussion Questions

Sermon Discussion Questions

Colossians 4:2-6 [October 21]

Interact/Small Group Questions

  1. How can someone with a job, family, and lots of responsibilities “devote” themselves to prayer?

  2. In verse 2, the word “watchful” means “alert.” Alert for what? What are we to be on the watch for?

  3. Verse 2 also contains one of Paul’s favorite words – thankful. Why is gratitude such a big deal?

  4. Verse 3 speaks of a truth about evangelism that we often overlook. What is it?

  5. Why would the Christians in Colossae need to be “wise” about how they act toward outsiders? How does this translate for the modern Christian church in America?

  6. What does sound like to have conversations that are “full of grace?” What does this have to do with knowing how to answer everyone? (v. 6)

Colossians 3:18-4:1 [October 14th]

Interact/Small Group Questions

  1. How do you understand the concept of submission? What does “as fitting to the Lord” mean? (v. 18)

  2. In verse 19, why would Paul add the phrase, “and do not be harsh with them?”

  3. Is it reasonable to expect children to obey their parents in everything? Why does Paul propose something so unattainable? (v. 20)

  4. What are some ways that fathers embitter their children?

  5. Verse 22 speaks to more than just slaves and masters. Think of times when you did something just to “curry favor.”

  6. Verses 23-24 demonstrate the right work ethic for the Christian. Practically speaking, how does this work itself out in our day-to-day lives?

  7. How does verse 25 square with the fact that we are forgiven and free if we confess our sins? (see 1 John 1:9)

Colossians 3:12-17 [October 7th]

Interact/Small Group Questions

  1. What does verse 1 say is true of Christians? Where is Christ right now?

  2. What does verse 2 say we should do about it? How do you do it?

  3. According to verse 4, what will happen when Christ returns?

  4. If we have died and are hidden with Christ (v. 3), why do we have to “put to death” our earthly nature (v. 5)?

  5. What is distinct about the list in verse 5 compared to the one in verse 8?

  6. Why do you think lying gets its own verse (9) instead of being included on the others?

  7. Does verse 11 seem out of place in this passage? Why or why not?

Colossians 3:1-11 [September 30th]

Interact/Small Group Questions

  1. What does verse 1 say is true of Christians? Where is Christ right now?

  2. What does verse 2 say we should do about it? How do you do it?

  3. According to verse 4, what will happen when Christ returns?

  4. If we have died and are hidden with Christ (v. 3), why do we have to “put to death” our earthly nature (v. 5)?

  5. What is distinct about the list in verse 5 compared to the one in verse 8?

  6. Why do you think lying gets its own verse (9) instead of being included on the others?

  7. Does verse 11 seem out of place in this passage? Why or why not?