15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:15 – 17, English Standard Version)
Theme: Rejoicing and Thanksgiving
Having laid some groundwork in our group Bible study last week, we now turn our attention to the Spiritual Disciplines. As is our custom, we will consider how the practice of the Disciplines can support our theme and ultimately deepen our relationship with God.
During our discussion last week, we noted how challenging it is to live lives characterized by Rejoicing and Thanksgiving. We also briefly discussed some of the ways we can rise to the challenge. Today, let us consider how allowing the Scripture to govern our lives can serve as one of the contributors to our success.
Bible Study Passage:
Our Scripture passage today is one of many that encourage rejoicing and gratitude. This particular passage also references ‘the word of Christ.’ Please review the passage and answer the question below.
How would you describe the relationship between being deeply rooted in Scripture and living a joyful and grateful life?
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