Adult Inductive/Discussion Bible Study of The Book of Colossians
We started our study by reading through the four chapters of Colossians to get an overview of the book. While reading we are asking the inductive Bible questions of: who (the author and recipients), what, when, where, why and how. After discussion of the who and when, we watched the Bible Project overview of Colossians.
Context. Paul was in prison writing his letters to Churches in the region….
Much of the discussion of centered on:
Paul’s writing from prison to a church that he never visited. He addressed false doctrines of early gnosticism, mysticism and legalistic Judaizers. Additionally there was discussion contrasting saints and sinners regarding the correct Biblical view and the world view of these terms.
“Individual study is the first step. Group discussion based observations and insights from personal study are encouraged. It is in the discussion, for many students, that the lesson begins to “gel”. The discussion confirms, clarifies, and corrects as each student seeks to discover truth for themselves. Discussion of the Bible’s truths helps to seal them in our minds and sharing application encourages individuals to live out what they are learning.” (Precept.org)
You are welcome to come join the discussion on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM. We welcome a new set of eyes and voice to help us observe the richness of this book. If you miss a week, this Blog will help you to catch up.