This week we will read through Philemon, which we will study July 8, and Colossians, which we will look at July 1. “Paul wrote the letter to the church at Colossae when he learned through Epaphras that heretical teachings were running through the church. Paul’s letter pointed the church to the person and work of Jesus Christ. The cross of Christ is not merely a theory for theologians to ponder; it’s a real-life, real-time reality that heals, restores, and reconciles. Through the cross, Christ reconciled us to the Father, reconciles all things in Himself, and reconciles us to one another.” On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups.
- Sunday, June 24 – Mark 2:18-22
- Monday, June 25 – Philemon 1-25
- Tuesday, June 26 – Colossians 1:1-29
- Wednesday, June 27 – Colossians 2:1-23
- Thursday, June 28 – Colossians 3:1-25
- Friday, June 29 – Colossians 4:1-18
- Saturday, June 30 – Colossians 1:15 – 2:3
Who is the “he” in these verses?
What do Colossians 1:15-20 tell us about Jesus?
How should knowing Christ created and sustains the world impact how we live?
What do Colossians 1:21-23 tell us about our relationship with God?
What did Christ’s death on the cross accomplish?
Because of Christ’s death, how should we live?
As followers of Christ what are some things we will experience?
What does Paul encourage the church at Colossae and Laodicea to do?
Is there someone in the body of Christ that you need to be reconciled with?
- Sunday, July 1 – Mark 2:23-3:6
We will make posts on our website and app on Sunday mornings that outline the Bible reading plan for the rest of the week. Or you can view the entire Bible Reading Plan (June – Aug 2018)