- The Gospel is the foundation and centre of our faith.
- The more similarities we hold with the Colossian circumstances, the more relevant the Scripture is to our lives.
- Because of our close relation to the audience of the letter, this book of the Bible is very relevant to us.
- The letter begins by introducing the Colossians as both those who are “in Colossae” and “in Christ.” (Col 1:1-2)
- This implies that they exist in two spheres of influence: the fallen world and the heavenly kingdom.
- The Gospel is the seed that produces fruit in the lives of people and in the world. (Col 1:3-14)
- Parable of the sower (Mat 13:3b-8) o When we hear the message of the gospel and we understand it, it takes root in our hearts and it produces God’s fruit. Then it reproduces 30, 60, 100 times.
1. What insight, principle, or observation from this weekend’s message did you find to be most helpful or eye-opening? Explain.
2. Pastor Keith taught that the culture of the Colossians was very similar to our own. Do you agree with this? Why or why not?
3. In the sermon on Colossians 1:3-14, Pastor Keith focused on the emphasis of the Gospel and how it is like a seed because it was producing fruit in the lives of the Colossians and was spreading throughout the world. What are your thoughts on this?
a. In your life, have you experienced the Gospel as a seed that produces fruit in your life? How so (what kind of fruit has it produced)?
4. Do you plan to participate in the “Plant & Pray” challenge?