Colossians 1 Bible Talk Notes

Becoming Close To God
Series: Colossians & Philemon
 

What Does The Bible Say?
Colossians 1


How should we pray for each other?

9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1:9 NLT)

Pray that they know God’s will for their lives.

10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. (Colossians 1:10 NLT)

Pray that they live a life that bears fruit.

11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. (Colossians 1:11 NLT)

Pray that they stay faithful to Christ.

May you be filled with joy, 12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. 13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. (Colossians 1:12-14 NLT)

Pray that they live a grateful life.  

How do we explain an unseen God to others?

15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for through him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
(Colossians 1:15–16 NLT)

When we see Christ, we see God in the flesh.

What was Christ’s purpose?

19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. 21 This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. 22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. (Colossians 1:19–22 NLT)

To bring us into a relationship with God.

How Can We Obey?

To pray for others and ourselves to know and follow God’s will for our lives.

Question 1 of 5
What do we mean when we say Christ is the visible image of the invisible God? 

Question 2 of 5
What are some actions, practices, and behaviors that demonstrate a person is continuing in faith?  

Question 3 of 5
How did Christ’s death make it possible for us to be reconciled to God? 

Question 4 of 5
In what ways am I bearing fruit for God? In what area could I bear more fruit for God? 

Question 5 of 5
In what area of life could you more fully submit to Christ’s lordship this week? 

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