“Household Codes”

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Small Group Questions:
Text: Col. 3:18-4:1
  1. Which words were emphasized, repeated, or connected in this passage? What are 2-3 themes or key ideas that emerge?
  2. What are some of the roles (single,husband,wife,parent,child,roommate, friend, employee, boss, etc.) you have in life right now? What does it look like for you to live out your specific roles under the lordship of Jesus (3:17)?
  3. How many times does Paul mention “the Lord” in this passage? Why do you think he would emphasize Christ’s lordship so much in a section about roles and relationships?
  4. Is there a specific role or relationship that you’re struggling to follow Christ in? What is the struggle and how can the group pray about this struggle for you?
  5. Read Col. 3:13; 4:1; Eph. 5:25-28; Matt. 18:23-35. How does our relationship with Christ and acknowledging how He has treated us help us to have the right heart in our roles and relationships?
  6. Read all of Colossians again this coming week and write down what you’ve learned, things that have stood out to you, or things you want to take away from our study of Colossians.