SERMON #2: “THE SUPREMACY OF CHRIST PROCLAIMED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD” Back to all sermons
SERMON APPLICATION QUESTIONS
- Prior to God’s saving grace in the life of Paul (Saul), we learn that he hated and persecuted the church of Jesus Christ. After his conversion (Acts 9:1-9), he became one of the church's most ardent defenders. What does this teach us about the transforming power of the gospel?
- Although Paul did not plant the church at Colossae nor did he ever visit it, yet upon hearing of their faith in Jesus Christ and love for one another he committed to regularly pray for them (1:3,9). Following his example, what does this teach us about the responsibility to pray for other churches who faithfully proclaim the gospel?
- According to Colossians 1:4, true saving faith bears the fruit of love. Using 1 John 3:10 and 1 John 4:7-8, explain why the absence of love for one another may be an indicator that one has not been born of God.
- Using the words God-Man-Jesus-Response, explain the gospel.
- The gospel not only includes the message of God’s wrath upon the unrepentant sinner but it also includes the message of the glory of heaven (1:5). Take a moment to meditate upon the “hope laid up for you in heaven”.
- What does Paul mean when he says the gospel has spread into the whole world?
- Below are 6 important truths of the gospel revealed in Colossians 1:5-7. Discuss each one:
- The gospel is the good news of God
- The gospel is according to the word of truth
- The gospel is universal
- The gospel is productive
- The gospel tells of grace (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense)
- The gospel is humanly transmitted