July 29th ,2018
1. Explain to someone else what it means to “Set your mind on the things above, and not on the things of earth” in verse 2. What does it mean that “we have died” and that we will be “revealed with Him in glory” in verses 3-4? What other Scriptural evidence is there for this? See 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. How do we do this and not become “so heavenly minded we are of no earthly good?”
2. In verses 5-8 notice two lists of five items each. How do we “consider” ourselves dead to such things, and “put them aside?” Note Galatians 5:16-18.
3. How are we being “renewed to a true knowledge” of Christ by putting on “the new self” as directed in verse 10? See that the new self is focused on “the image of the One who created him” … who is this One?
4. Assume you are speaking with a non-Christian friend who believes Christianity is simply cultural for some people of the world … how does verse 11 help? If this verse is true, why do we see so many cultural distinctions in churches, that is some churches that cater to certain ethnic groups and have very little contact with other churches?