Why is it so important that we intimately know who Jesus is? Because the one whose power and glory and majesty is so far beyond what our minds can comprehend and grasp, He came for us, to reconcile us to God. We must never forget who He is and what He has done.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing in this message that you found particularly encouraging, beneficial, or challenging?
- Read and discuss Colossians 1:15-23. How is this a “pivot point” in Colossians 1? What is that Paul is trying to communicate to the Colossians? What is the Word saying to us through these passages?
- What are some “cultural ideals, philosophies and plausible arguments” of our day that set themselves against the gospel of Jesus Christ? How do these impact the church today?
- What happens when we set cultural preference on equal plane with the gospel?
- What does it mean that we live in a “Christocentric universe”?
- What keeps you from seeing Jesus for who He is? What helps you see Him for who He is?
- As we look at how Paul presents Jesus to us in Colossians 1:15-23, how can we avoid mere mental ascent, or just knowing facts about Jesus? What are the personal implications here for your everyday life?
- Spend some time in prayer for the things you’ve discussed. Ask God to help you view the world through the lens of who Jesus is, instead of the other way around.