We Are Family Sermon Resources

Colossians 3:9-17   |    We Are Family     |     29 September 2019

We live in an increasingly lonely world where real community is difficult to find. In this sermon Pastor Billy examines a vision for Christian community as it is laid out by the apostle Paul in Colossians 3:9-17. We see that Christian community flows from our identity in Christ and that being rooted in community is necessary for our spiritual growth.

Discussion Questions

  1. Where have you experienced vibrant Christian community? What was it like? Why do you think it was so vibrant?
  2. Why is it important (v.11) that there are no longer Greeks or Jews, circumcised or uncircumcised amongst the people of God? What does this mean? What does it not mean?
  3. If Paul were writing a letter to the church today what barriers might he point out? How can we overcome these barriers as a church?
  4. What do we learn in this passage about our identity in Christ? Why is important to know who we are?
  5. Paul lists a number of things in verses 12 to 14 that we are to “put on.” Which one is the most difficult one for you to put on? How so?
  6. How can we as a home group (or as a church) live out Paul’s call for in verses 15 to 17? What does this practically look like?