NextLevel Online: Colossians

Session 10: Christ’s Sufficiency At Home and Work (3:18-4:1)

Why does Paul talk about family and work? How does Paul talk about family and work?



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Classroom Instructions

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Materials: Lesson Outline
Lesson

General Observations

  • Why does Paul talk about family and work?

  • How does Paul talk about family and work?

Specific Insights

  • Marriage:

    • To what extent is Paul upholding patriarchy? What should we do with this?

    • What Paul says is clear and should be criticized with great caution.

      • To wives:

      • To husbands:

  • Parenting:

    • Parents are clearly the in the ________ home.

    • _________ are singled out and admonished against pushing too hard.

Conclusion: How you treat the members of your own household demonstrates…

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • What are the primary convictions that drive your approach to family? Where did you get them?

  • What is the most repeated word in this section? Why is that important?

  • How has Paul’s teaching about roles in marriage and parenting been abused?

  • What are the positive possibilities of families operating according to Paul’s instructions?

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