Rooted To Grow

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Scripture

Colossians 2:1-7

You Are Built Up in Christ

2 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not [a]personally seen my face, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth [b]that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument. 5 For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing [c]to see [d]your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.

6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so [e]walk in Him,7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established [f]in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing [g]with gratitude.


Discussion Questions

July 8 ,2018

 

1. Think of how you were “rooted” in your Christian life:who lead you, taught you, encouraged you?  Name them.  What did they help you do in understanding the Gospel?  Who in your life is looking to you to help them be “rooted” in Christ?

2. Verse 7 speaks of being “built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed.”  The grammar here indicates this is an on-going, present activity. How is this happening in your life, being built up and established? What keeps this from happening in your life?

3.  Verse 7 ends with another present reality, “overflowing with gratitude.”  How would others around you describe gratitude in your life:  overflowing, sometimes there, barely there, not at all, etc.?  Take a moment and write down five reasons you are grateful to God for all He has done.