Church at home for families

Suggested Format One possible format for doing church as a family could be:Sung Worship (5 mins)Scripture (2-5 mins)Response Activity/Discussion (5-15 mins)Prayer (5-10 mins) Sung Worship If you’re musically inclined, why not have a go at playing and singing a worship song? Or if you prefer, you could use a song from our YouTube playlist, whichContinue reading “Church at home for families”

1. What does it mean to be grounded in a bigger story?

The son is the Image of the Invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Col 1:15 Something to learn.. Colossians 1:15-23 When he wrote his letter to the church at Colosse, Paul was in prison, most likely in Rome. He probably wrote in the middle of the first century, when Colosse was known as somethingContinue reading “1. What does it mean to be grounded in a bigger story?”

3. What threatens my life with God?

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Col 2:6-7 Something to learn… Colossians 2:6-23Below are some contextual keys to help you understand what’s going on here: WhenContinue reading “3. What threatens my life with God?”

5. How does my faith inform the whole of my life?

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Col 3:17 Something to learn… Colossians 3:17-4:1Below are some contextual keys to unlocking the text: Keep in mind as you read this that “slavery” within Colossae at thisContinue reading “5. How does my faith inform the whole of my life?”

4. How do I wear Jesus well?

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Col 3:12 Something to learn..Colossians 3:12-17 In Chapter 3 Paul exhorts the Colossians to develop Christian character by making sure their profession of faith is matched by their conduct and practice. This in turn is determined byContinue reading “4. How do I wear Jesus well?”

6. How can I grow in sharing Jesus with others?

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Col 4:2 Something to learn… Colossians 4:7-17Below are some contextual keys to help you understand what’s going on here: One interesting thing to look at is the relational dynamics between some of the people listed in this list and how households were involved in building the churchContinue reading “6. How can I grow in sharing Jesus with others?”