In a new year with new changes and challenges, being rooted is an essential element for any follower of Jesus. This series covers all 95 verses of the book of Colossians and will include extra content and reflection questions to help you become “rooted and established in the faith” this year.  Our hope is that, through this series, you will see growth as a result of being rooted in Christ.

Week 1

February 7, 2021

Week 1 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven't stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him: bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might, so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saints' inheritance in the light.
Colossians 1:9-12

1. What was the best assignment you have ever been given (home, school, work, etc)?

2. What do you think God’s special assignment looks like for you?

3. Can you easily name five things you are grateful? What are they?

4. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being a little and 10 being a lot, how often do you pray and consider God in your decisions?
 
After watching part 1 of Rooted, ask God to define your special assignment within His master plan and give thanks for all He has done for you!

Week 2

February 14, 2021

Week 2 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Colossians 1:15-16

1. Have you ever won a trophy or award? What for?

2. Giving Jesus first place in our thoughts is vital to exhibit godly actions. What is a recurring thought you have trouble giving to God?

3. Think of the most painful season you’ve experienced in your life. Paul says he rejoiced in his suffering for others. How can you use your suffering to serve others?

4. Having pure motives is a daily challenge. Paul wrote he wanted to be “fully known,” that is, he didn’t want to live with secrets or ulterior motives. How can you live your life this week being “fully known?” 

Week 3

February 21, 2021

Week 3 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7

1. Have you ever won a trophy or award? What for?

2. Giving Jesus first place in our thoughts is vital to exhibit godly actions. What is a recurring thought you have trouble giving to God?

3. Think of the most painful season you’ve experienced in your life. Paul says he rejoiced in his suffering for others. How can you use your suffering to serve others?

4. Having pure motives is a daily challenge. Paul wrote he wanted to be “fully known,” that is, he didn’t want to live with secrets or ulterior motives. How can you live your life this week being “fully known?” 

Week 4

March 7, 2021

Week 4 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:1-2

1. Which of the three battles that were mentioned in our message spoke to you the most: Heaven vs. Earth, Spirit vs. Flesh, or Old vs. New?
 
2. What is a heaven-minded decision that you made recently? (Celebrate that decision!)
 
3. Paul writes out two lists of fleshly behaviors (or added sugars, from our message) in Colossians 3:5, 8. What is the one thing you struggle with the most from those lists? (Check out the Extra Content for a quick tip on how to avoid those behaviors.)
 
4. As you are a new creation in Christ, you still bring some old behaviors, consequences, and traits with you. What is one of those old behaviors? Once you name it, give it to God in prayer and ask Him, through the Holy Spirit’s power, to remove it from your life in the battle of Old vs. New.

Week 5

March 14, 2021

Week 5 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

"And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
Colossians 3:17

1. Paul mentions eight garments to “put on” in Colossians 3:12-14. Which is the easiest one to wear in your daily life? Which one is the most challenging garment to wear?

2. On a scale of 1 (absolutely chaotic) to 10 (incredibly serene), how much peace are you enjoying in your life right now? How can you better “rule” peace in your heart and life this week?

3. How comfortable is Jesus in your life? Is he an invited friend or an unwelcome guest? How can you make Jesus “feel at home” more in your life?

4. Paul reminds us to do all things in the name of Jesus in Colossians 3:17. What is a practical way to honor the name of Jesus in your daily life?

Week 6

March 21, 2021

Week 6 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
Colossians 3:23-24

1. MARRIAGE: How can you better love or respect your spouse? What’s a practical way that you can follow God’s design for your marriage?

 2. FAMILY: How connected are you as a family? Kids/students, how many times are you asked to do something before you do it? Parents, are you spending time with your kids doing things they like doing?

 3. WORK: How would your co-workers describe your work effort around your work environment? If you lead others, are you leading the way Jesus would?

 4. BONUS MESSAGE: Paul wrote that he was praying God would open doors to turn outsiders from the Gospel into insiders who know Jesus. Who is one person you can pray for this week that God would open the door to share His love with them? (SEE BELOW)

BONUS MESSAGE

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