For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Lesson 5: No Substitute for Truth
When Pilate interrogated Jesus, he asked, “What is truth?” (Jn. 18:38). The answer was within his reach. Jesus, Who is the Truth, stood before him. Through the centuries, people have continued to ask, “What is truth?” Some of their answers have found homes in popular philosophies and religions of the world. None of their answers can replace the real truth in Jesus.
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.
 Colossians 2:1-7, KJV.
 Equipped for Life: Colossians. (Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 2007), 47.