Raices & Roots
The church in Colossae was doing great, but were facing cultural pressures to turn away from Jesus. Paul writes this letter to address these specific cultural pressures, challenge a deeper allegiance and commitment to Jesus as Lord in all areas of life, and recognize that God is creating his church to be a multi-ethnic and multi-class family.
The book of Colossians paints one of the most beautiful and compelling pictures of Jesus contained in the Scriptures. When Jesus is at the center of everything, when our roots go deep in him, then it has a domino effect and everything else begins to change.
In this nine-week sermon series, we will dive deep into this short letter to the church in Colassae. We are meant to treasure Jesus as the Lord of all things, find our identity in him, and pursue his reconciliation.
Below are several ideas of ways to “go deeper” in this sermon series. These are simply suggestions – feel free to adapt, tweak, or try out other creative ideas as you process the preaching and teaching from Public Worship!
- Watch the Bible Project’s video on Colossians.
Read and meditate on the scripture passages from Colossians listed below. Use lectio divina as a way to read and encounter God in these passages. Download a lectio divina guide.
6/24 Colossians 1:1-14
7/1 Colossians 1:15-23
7/8 Colossians 1:24-2:5
7/15 Colossians 2:6-23
7/22 Colossians 3:1-11
8/5 Colossians 3:12-17
8/12 Colossians 3:18-4:1
8/19 Colossians 4:2-6
8/26 Colossians 4:7-18
Participate in the Colossians study group on Thursday nights this summer for more in-depth discussion through this powerful letter.
Download the Streetlights Bible app and listen through Colossians!
Read through Colossians each week during the summer. Journal through these questions each week:
- What does this text tell me about who Jesus is?
- What does this text tell me about the nature of the church?
- How can I apply this text today?
Purchase a copy of N.T. Wright’s commentary on Colossians and use as a study guide.