Something to learn…
Below are some contextual keys to help you understand what’s going on here:
- When Paul refers to the “spiritual elemental forces” he is most likely referring to the Colossae’s local presiding “gods” that were worshipped and attributed with power over different area’s and spheres of life within their local cultural context. The issue here is to do with idolatory. (2:8; 15; 20)
Something to talk about…
Read Col 2:6-23 out loud from the ICB version to include children and young people. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Colossians+2%3A6-23&version=ICB
1.What struck you in this passage?
2.What makes us vulnerable to the dangers Paul highlighted? What form do they take in your life, in our life as a church, in the UK Church in our times?
3.What does being disconnected from Christ looked like? What have you learnt about staying connected to Jesus?
4.What’s a struggle right now? What might God be inviting you to?
A spiritual practise to try…
World That the world may discover Jesus who is the truth
ChurchFor Chris and Tash and our community group leaders as they guide us through this season of restrictions
Myself That I may understand what living my life with Jesus as Lord means this week
For more resources for kids follow this link:https://ajourneythroughcolossians.wordpress.com/2020/12/17/latimer-kids-resources/