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Greater: Week 2

Greater: Week 2


Colossians 2:6–7 6So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Jeremiah 17:7–8 7But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. 8They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.


  • Reading scripture: But it’s more than that; it’s mulling it over. His Word is our source.
  • Prayer: let’s pray together.
  • Spiritual relationship


  • We gain His eternal perspective eternal: this world is not our home.
  • We are reminded of who we are—our identity is not our jobs, our possessions, etc.
  • We gain His confidence and His hope even in crises.
  • We gain His compassion for the lost. It’s hard to be lost in a world out of control.

Colossians 1:9–14 9For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.


Passages to consider: Colossians 2; Colossians 2:6-15

  • What from the sermon impacted your thinking, beliefs or actions?
  • Did you get a chance to read Colossians 2 this week? If so, what stood out to you?

1. What has been your experience with growing trees or plants or dealing with something rooted?

2. Read Colossians 2:6-15. What are key things you see about who God is and what He has done? A) What does this passage say about who you are in Christ?

3. What does “receiving Christ Jesus as Lord” mean? A) What has that experience and commitment looked like in your life?

4. How is being committed to follow Christ, to trusting and obeying Jesus, impacting how you see yourself and others?

5. In what ways are you intentionally seeking to be rooted, built up, and living life based on Jesus? A) How is walking with Jesus impacting your choices and actions with family, time commitments, finances, work, recreation, community, and church?

6. What is one adjustment you will make to help you walk rooted in Jesus in every area of your life?

This week, read through/listen to:

o Colossians chapter 3 two or three times—even stretch to read it daily.

As you read, ask yourself these questions:

a) What is the passage saying about God, people, and how the world works?

b) What do I learn about myself from this passage?

c) What adjustment does this require of me in my thinking, believing, and doing?

d) What changes will I make as I obey what God is showing me?

e) What area most needs to be impacted by this? Think of your Home, Church, and World (where you work, live, and play).

f) Who will I tell about what God is showing me?