Colossians Bible Study
Pastor Peter Kim
Colossians Lesson 13
April 24, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
Discussion Questions 1. How is your prayer life today? In what way can you be more deliberate in your prayer life this week? 2. What aspect of the gospel do you need more clarity in? 3. Who are the non-Christians in your life you have been praying for? 4. In what way can you be more deliberate in sharing the gospel with them?
Colossians Lesson 14
May 1, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
Discussion Questions. a. What are some observations you can make from the list of these names? ...Paul’s ministry; The gospel; God; The early church; Etc. b. If you were in prison who would you call to come and minister to you outside of your immediate family? c. If someone was in prison who would call you to come and minister to them? Who leans on you for support and encouragement outside of your immediate family? d. How do you think the people you are doing ministry together with would describe you if they wrote a letter like this?
Colossians Lesson 12
April 10, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
Discussion Questions 1. How do you submit to your husband if you have a hard time respecting them? Does the Bible give stipulation as to respect only those that have earned your respect? Where do you draw the line between honoring someone verses blind obedience? How important is your heart attitude in applying these imperatives? 2. Do you get exasperated easily when others do not submit to your opinion or will? How can you be sure you are fair, just and gentle at the same time? 3. How can you be a good witness at a job you really don't like? How does this passage help us to better be the aroma of Christ at work?
Colossians Lesson 11
April 3, 2019 • Pastor Mark Lim
1. Peace of Christ > Rule in your hearts > To which you were called in one body > Be thankful 2. Word of Christ > Dwell Richly within in you. > Admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. > Singing with thankfulness. 3. Name of the Lord > In all that you do > Whether in word or deed. > Give thanks through Him to God.
Colossians Lesson 10
March 27, 2019 • Pastor Mark Lim
Discussion Question: 1.Personal Story: Would anyone like to share, when was the last time you had an internal struggle against sin and clearly saw what you needed to kill? 2. How does a believer put to death a long-held habit? How does a believer put to death a long-held desire or longing? 3.From the listed sins, which ones do you need to put off the most? 4.How would you encourage someone who feels as though putting aside their anger is so difficult for them?
Colossians Lesson 9
March 20, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
Discussion Questions 1. In what way was your old self and it’s life put to death when you met Christ? In what way have you been united to Christ’s new life? 2. Outside of weekly corporate gatherings would you say that you are actively seeking the things above or would you characterize your life as passively waiting? How can you be more active in seeking the things above in heart, mind and will? 3. Do you truly find life in Christ? What brings you the greatest joy in life currently? 4. What do you look forward to with the coming of Christ? How often does the thought of heaven motivate you to live differently now?
Colossians Lesson 8
March 13, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
Hermeneutical principle a. Compare translations to see if there are words or phrases that have been translated differently to clarify certain ambiguous references in the text. (ESV, NASB, NIV, KJV) i. Three different philosophies of translations 1. Literal (NASB, KJV, RSV) 2. Dynamic Equivalent (NIV) 3. Paraphrase (The Message, Pigeon, Ebonics, etc.) b. Understand the meaning of the word in context. i. Use bible dictionaries to look up meanings of the words in the context of the culture. ii. Use cross-references to help understand the context of the word in the NT. iii. Carefully examine the context of the immediate text to help understand the author’s intent of the word.
Colossians Lesson 7
February 27, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
1. Can someone who has no evidence of the circumcision of the heart claim assurance of salvation? Why or why not? 2. What do you think is the practical ramification of salvation by faith verses salvation by works for those who truly believe? 3. In what way was the record of your sins hostile toward you? In what way have you been delivered from this hostility?
Colossians Lesson 6
February 20, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
1. What usually is the source of your encouragement that causes you to strive after the things of God? Is this encouragement solely dependent on others or are you able to find encouragement independent of other people? 2. Do you truly find joy in Christ or does Christianity seem like a chore to you at times? What causes Christ to be a joy or Christ to bea burden in your life? 3. What are resources that we’ve been given to be able to discern if something is of God or of the enemy? List all the tools we’ve been given to fight against false teaching and false spirits in the last days.
Colossians Lesson 5
February 13, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
Discussion Questions: 1. In what way is the mind of an unbeliever hostile toward God? 2. Where have you been placing your hope lately? How have you seen yourself drift when your hope is placed in anything else but Christ? 3. In what way does your life fill up “what is lacking in Christ’s affliction” for the church and in the world? 4. What are some dangers of speaking and working when God’s power doesn’t seem to be working mightily in you?
Colossians Lesson 4
February 6, 2019 • Pastor Peter Kim
Discussion Questions: 1 .Why is it important to be precise about Jesus’ identity and what He has accomplished? What can a false understanding of Christ and the gospel lead to? 2. Can someone be saved if they reject Jesus as the second person of the trinity who is coequal with God and eternal? Can someone besaved if they reject the atonement and only believe Jesus as a great example of what humans being ought to be? Why or why not? 3. Have you been reconciled to God? What are some things you would expect form a reconciled relationship with anyone? 4. Do you havepeace with God which leads to the peace of God? How do you explain anxiety when God says He’s given us peace? What do you think is the source of anxiety?