It’s Paul’s prayer (and ours) that our study of Colossians will help us better understand who we are in Christ and that this knowledge will help us bear fruit that gives him glory.
Scriptures: First Lesson: Isaiah 60:1-6; Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon Text: Colossians 1:1-14
My Next Steps
Tension: If you were to pray for one blessing for yourself and for the people you love this new year, what would you pray for?
Connect: As Paul prays for the Christians in Colossae, he prays that God would fill them with spiritual wisdom and understanding. This is the greatest blessing that we can receive because knowing who we are in Christ is the answer to every life question and struggle.
Treasure: “For [God] has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13-14).
Next Step(s): Jot down in your own words who you are in Christ and the practical impact this truth has on your everyday life. Another way to think of it is to put in your own words how you would answer the question, “Whose are you?”