Showing JESUS First Amid COVID-19: Walking in Christ
Passage: Colossians 2:6–2:7
Foothill Bible Church
April 26, 2020 Showing JESUS First Amid the Coronavirus:
WALKING IN CHRIST Colossians 2:6-7
The Apostle Paul had a sincere concern for the false teaching being propagated by false teachers in Colosse. He instructed them not to be deceived by the persuasive words of false teachers (2:4). Rather than be deceived by the persuasive words, the Christian is to be rooted, built up, and established in the faith. Today, we see an overview of the Christian life. What it means to be a Christian and how the Christian lives.
1A. ENTRANCE INTO THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (2:6a) 1B. Meaning
2B. Method 1C. The Access
2C. The Availability
2A. THE EVIDENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (26b-7a) 1B. Meaning
2B. Method 1C. The Actions
2C. The Attention
3A. THE EXPRESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (2:7b) 1B. Meaning
2B. Method 1C. The Accompaniment
2C. The Admonition
A thankful heart is taken with what the Lord has given us as opposed to what we don’t have. Thankfulness is the centerpiece of this letter (1:3,12; 2:7; 3:15,16,17; 4:2)
• How does receiving Christ Jesus the Lord lay the groundwork for the continual progress of the Christian?
• In what ways are verses 6-7 a roadmap for a healthy and growing Christian life?
• How does continual thanksgiving protect us from vulnerability to falsehood?