The Deity of Christ

Colossians 1:13-20

  1. What is the “deity of Christ”? 
  2. How did the churches in Galatia need reminders from Paul? What about the church at Corinth?
  3. How did the Christmas passages Kevin read illustrate the deity of Christ?
  4. What is the importance of the word “image” in Colossians 1:15?
  5. How does the word “firstborn” connect to the deity of Christ?
  6. How does the truth that Jesus “holds all things together” encourage you today?
  7. Why does Paul mention the church in the middle of a passage about the deity of Christ? What is the connection?
  8. What is the difference between “consumerism” and “contributing” in the church?
  9. Why is the resurrection of Christ the reason for His supremacy?
  10. Take a few minutes to read this passage in the New Living Translation. How does that version translate verse 19?
  11. What does it mean that Christ “knew no sin”? (1 John 3:5) Why does this qualify Him to save us?
  12. How did the story Kevin told about his son help you to understand the sacrifice of Jesus?
  13. How is the reconciling work of Jesus an encouragement to you about a specific situation in your life right now?
  14. Why did the Jewish and Roman authorities seek to kill Jesus? What is the connection between that and the deity of Christ?
  15. How does the following quote from Oswald Chambers illustrate the deity of Christ?

When Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross, it was not the blood of a martyr; or the blood of one man for another; it was the life of God poured out to redeem the world.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

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