Series 8 Colossians, Lesson 4: Colossians 1:24-2:5

Read Colossians 1:24-2:5


Read through the passage at least 3 times.

As you read:

  •  Highlight the verbs – the actions that Paul is taking
  • Underline for whom he is taking these actions
  • Highlight in a different color why he is talking these actions.
  • Copy and complete the chart below:
What I am/we are doing For whom Why
Glad when I suffer You (Colossians) Participating in Christ’s suffering that continue for the church


  • What is the entire message that Paul is giving them?
  • What is the secret?
  • Why is this significant?
  • How do you think the Colossians heard and reacted to this message?

images (4)APPLICATION:

  • What is your motivation when you think about the work you do for the church?
  • How does that compare to Paul’s motivation?
  • What actions can you take in your   present community to encourage and knit together those in your community?

PRAY for a deeper understanding of the message of the mystery of Christ in you, and for a better understanding among your community members of what it means to encourage one another.

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