THE STORY and My Place in It

The story of God and your place in that story is only possible through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

  1. The Relationship (Colossians 1:15-17)
  2. The Relationship Broken (Colossians 1:18-21)
  3. The Relationship Restored (Colossians 1:22)
  4. The Relationship Continued (Colossians 1:23)

Study Questions on This Passage:

Perhaps you will get together with a few other people this week to discuss this passage a little deeper, and seek to apply it to your life.

Open It

  • What person comes to mind when you think of greatness?
  • Whom do you look up to? Why?
  • What qualities stand out in a person you admire?

Explore It

  1. What is Christ’s relationship to God? (Colossians 1:15)
  2. What is Christ’s relationship to Creation? (Colossians 1:15-17)
  3. How do “all things . . . hold together” under Christ? (Colossians 1:16-17)
  4. What is Christ’s relationship to the church? (Colossians 1:18)
  5. Why was the resurrection of Jesus significant? (Colossians 1:18)
  6. How did Paul explain the deity of Christ? (Colossians 1:19)
  7. What did God achieve through the work of His Son? (Colossians 1:20)
  8. How did Christ bring us to God? (Colossians 1:21-22)
  9. Why was reconciliation necessary? (Colossians 1:21-22)
  10. What is a Christian’s position before God? (Colossians 1:22)
  11. What is the role of faith in reconciliation with God? (Colossians 1:23)
  12. What kind of faith did the Colossians have? (Colossians 1:23)
  13. What was Paul’s confident expectation? (Colossians 1:23)

Get It

  1. Why did Paul take the time to describe the qualities of Christ?
  2. What difference does our understanding about Christ make?
  3. How would you explain reconciliation (with God) to a non-Christian friend?
  4. What does the work of Christ on your behalf mean to you?
  5. In what way are we all under Christ’s authority?
  6. In what way are you under Christ’s authority?
  7. How firm is your faith?
  8. What can a person do if his or her faith is weak?

Apply It

  1. When can you take time this week to meditate on this powerful, compelling description of Christ?
  2. What truths about Christ do you want to remember when you present the gospel to unbelieving friends?
  3. How can you strengthen your faith in Christ this week?
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