8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11 in whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12 buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Lesson 6: Complete In Christ
Because we are complete in Christ, we may draw upon Him as an inexhaustible source for whatever we need. He supplies forgiveness for our sins, peace for our trials, wisdom for our decisions, comfort for our tears, guidance for our steps, strength for our burdens, joy for our hearts, and His presence for our hours. Even lonely times can be good times if we lean on Him.
Questions for LifeGroup Leaders:
Note(s) to LifeGroup Leaders:
- Bible Baptist Church believes that all scripture is given by inspiration of God (2 Tim. 3:16) and that God has promised to preserve His pure words (Ps. 12:6-7). We believe that the Authorized King James Bible is the inspired and preserved words of God in the English language and is therefore the supreme, inerrant, infallible, and final authority in all matters of faith, creeds, and conduct. Bible Baptist Church nor its leadership endorses every word, concept, or comment in the lesson studies. However, we do ascribe to the general biblical truths contained therein. LifeGroup Leaders must exercise discretion in leading their individual LifeGroup.
- 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.
 Equipped for Life: Colossians. (Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 2007), 59.