Knowing Life- "Alive in Christ"

Knowing Life- "Alive in Christ"

September 08, 2019 | Jim Hodge
Colossians 2

I. The nature of spiritual life. (Ch 2:6-8) 

  1. It is new life.

Acts 11:18; 2 Peter 1:3

  1. It is true life.

1 Timothy 6:

  1. It is eternal life.
  2. It is abundant life.

Psalm 1:3; John 10:10

II. The origin and result of spiritual life. (Ch 2:9-12)

  1. Spiritual life is the work of the Holy Spirit.

John 3:6; Ezekiel 36:26; John 3:3; Romans 8:11; Titus 3:5–7

  1. Spiritual life unites believers to Jesus Christ.

III.  An abiding life with the Spirit.  (Ch 2:13-15) 

  1. A new way of life is made possible.

Romans 8:5–6; Romans 8:9–16

  1. Obedience to God is made possible.
  2. The Spirit of Jesus Christ lives in believers.

How Can We Enjoy Being Alive in Christ?

  1. “Don’t drink the water!”.
  2. Know you live in victory!
  3. Celebrate the abundant fruit in your life!

Discussion Questions for the Week

  1. What is one way you have seen God work in your life this week?
  2. In what ways do we see people in our culture taken captive by false, worldly philosophies? Have at least one person share the gospel message.
  1. What does it mean for us daily that all believers have been filled or made complete in Christ?
  2. What does it mean that believers have been circumcised by the circumcision of Christ on the inside? (Ezekiel 36:22-28 and Romans 2:29)
  3. Read 1 John 3:8 and James 4:7. Discuss these truths and how to explain them to our children, grandchildren and those we disciple. Pray! 

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