NextLevel Online: Colossians

Session 9: Understanding and Replacing Our Sin (3:1-17)

Session 9 talks about the sin of idolatry and deceit, the expressions of love and questions to ask when we’re angry:


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Reviewing the Basics of 3:1-17

Note the form of Paul’s lists

  • Sins of ________ 5+1 (idolatry)

  • Sins of ________ 5+1 (deceit)

  • Expressions of ________ 7+1 (love)

A Model for How This Works:

  • We want. When we don’t get things, we become angry.

  • Questions to ask when we’re angry:

    • Is my desire legitimate/good?

    • Am I appropriately angry?

    • What would love have me do next?

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • How angry are you?

  • When have you handled anger in constructive ways? When have you handled it in destructive ways?

  • Where in your life can you identify the pattern suggested by how Paul describes our sin (unmet desires leading to anger)?

  • What are you angry about right now? What would this model have you do?

  • What difference does it make for all this what Christ provides us with everything we need?

About NextLevel Online

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