11am On-line Service 23 May 2021
Dear GCBC Parents:
We will take a break from studying Romans this week and turn to look at Colossians 3:1-17. There is a connection between this passage and what we’ve been learning in Romans. Just as Paul was reminding the Roman church that their faith alone in Jesus Christ makes them right with God, Paul is now encouraging the Colossians to remember this same truth.
In Colossians 3, Paul wants the Colossians to know that they have new life in Christ. The good works they do are a result of their faith and new life not a means to make them right with God. In these 17 verses, Paul reminds them what that new life looks like as well, and it should be an encouragement to us in our own faith.
I like how verse 10 sums up the Christian life: “Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.” Colossians 3:10 (NLT) This is a process. As we grow in our faith, we become more like Christ.
Ask your children what they think it means to be a Christian. If we have new life in Christ, what does Paul say our lives should look like in Colossians 3:1-17? How can we live like this? Who can help us to live like this? What should be our focus as we seek to live like Christ (vv. 1-4)?
I pray you have good conversations with your children about these truths. May our children know the richness of trusting in Jesus, that it is far better than anything this world can offer them.