Scripture Reading

Colossians 1:1-8

Lesson 1: Small-Town News

Nearly two thousand years ago the apostle Paul learned what could have been a headline in a small-town newspaper called the Colosse Column – “Believers demonstrate faith and love.” Big deal? Yes, it was. In fact, Paul responded to the report by writing a letter to the faithful believers in Colosse. His letter is now known as the book Colossians. As we begin our look into Colossians, we will be challenged to demonstrate the same faith and love that the small-town Colossian believers showed.[1]

Questions for LifeGroup Leaders:


Note(s) to LifeGroup Leaders:

  • Please read most of the commentary to your LifeGroup. You may summarize it if necessary, but there is nothing wrong with reading it. If you are a husband and wife team leading, perhaps take turns reading to the group. There is valuable review of the Scripture passages and application for effective discussion. Use your LifeGroup members to read Scripture.
  • The “Making It Personal” section is not designed for group discussion. These are questions that you might use to conclude before prayer. They are questions that prompt personal conviction and application. Please use them at your discretion to help your group.


[1] Equipped for Life: Colossians. (Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 2007), 9.

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