How did we see God move this week as we tried to live out the Spirit’s leading? What challenges did we encounter? What victories can we celebrate?

Col 1:3-14 ESV:  3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing– as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, 7 just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf 8 and has made known to us your love in the Spirit. 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Recall from Sunday:

Col 1:3-8 – The Gospel bears fruit in us as it multiplies image bearers

Col 1:9-10 – The Gospel bears fruit through us as it leads us to every good work

Col 1:11-14 – The Gospel bears fruit by the power of the Son within us

Reflect: What sticks out to you personally from the passage?

What impacted you on a personal level from Sunday’s sermon?

God’s promise to increase his people in Leviticus is fulfilled as the gospel bears fruit all over the world. Who do you want to see the gospel reach? Is there an upcoming Sunday that you could invite them to church?

As the love of God grows in our hearts, it should naturally overflow in good works in every sphere of our lives. How has the love of God transformed the way you interact with your family? The way you work? Is there anyone you’ve been treating callously, work you’ve been doing shoddily, where God wants to do his transforming work in your life?

We can’t maintain our passion to share the gospel or loving actions on our own. We need the strength of God pouring into our lives. How can you, like Paul, invite the power of God into someone else’s life this week? How could you invite it into your own life this week?

Christmas Eve is coming! During the season of Advent, our friends and family are even more likely to want to come to church than normal. Help your group come up with a plan of who they will invite to church and when.

Is God leading your group members towards specific acts of love this week? Follow the threads that came up during your discussion and help each member identify a practical way they can show God’s love this week. Commit together to pray each day for each other for the power of God to sustain our love for others.