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RISE Campaign | RISE to Knowledge | Discussion Questions, Week 4

READ

Colossians 2:6-7 (ESV)
[6] Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, [7] rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. 

SERMON SUMMARY

Main point: you grow in the Christian life not by what you earn, but by what you learn and apply. Christ is not only to be believed as Savior, but also submitted to as Lord.

The gospel orients the entirety of our lives to truth. And it is truth that outlasts our competing allegiances.

DISCUSS

  1. Notice the participles in v. 7: “rooted,” “built,” and “established.” These aren’t commands to do, but things that God has done. Why does this matter?

  2. Most of the time, we read the phrase “established in the faith” as referring to individuals, which is a great way to read it. But in what way can a local congregation be “established in the faith”?

  3. At this young but important moment in Trinity’s history, what things should we be thinking about to make sure that future generations are “established in the faith”?

  4. For a local congregation, what does having a church building say about that church being “established in the faith”?

Exercise: Think of those teachers who taught you the gospel. Tell your community group something you remember about them or how they impacted you.

PRAY

Take prayer requests in normal fashion. Pray for these, as well as Trinity’s growth in the gospel through the RISE campaign.