What to Wear and Quiet Times For Students

What to Wear and Quiet Times For Students


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3 So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God. 4 When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
5 Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, God’s wrath comes on the disobedient, 7 and you once walked in these things when you were living in them. 8 But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old self a with its practices 10 and have put on the new self. You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator. 11 In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, •slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.
12 Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. 14 Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity. 15 And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful.

Colossians 3:1-15

Warm-up Questions

  • How does it feel when you buy something brand-new? Are you proud to show it off?
  • In what ways do you see a difference in your life since becoming a Christian?
  • Has being a Christian been an easy choice? In what ways do you still struggle with your old ways of living?

Observe Questions

  • Read Colossians 3:1-2 and look at what Paul says about our perspective. How are we supposed to look at life?
  • In verses 3-4 what does Paul say about your old life versus your new one?
  • List the things we’re commanded to get rid of in verses 5-11.
  • •List the things we’re commanded to do in verses 12-15.

Think Questions

  • What does pursuing the things of God look like to you?
  • Based on verse 4, what do you think it means to make Christ your life?
  • Look at verses 5-9. What’s the result of our disobedience?
  • In verses 10-14, what are the rewards of a new life in Jesus? What differences are there?

Apply Questions

  • If someone took a look at your life before and after you became a Christian, could she tell the difference?
  • Why do you think many people have a hard time fully embracing their new life?
  • What are some things from your old life you still need to take off?
  • What’s one step you can take to add love to your “wardrobe”?

Daily Quiet Times

Monday – May 18

Colossians 3:1-2
  1. What word or phrase jumps out to you? Why?
  2. How do you think you can see life through God’s perspective rather than your own?
  3. Take some time today to think about how you move through life. What will it take for you to be more alert to God’s work and presence?

Tuesday – May 19

Colossians 3:3-5
  1. What word or phrase jumps out to you? Why?
  2. What are some actions you can take to remove things from your old life? Do you think it’s possible to get rid of all of them?
  3. Take some time today and focus on who the real you is. How do you want people to see you?

Wednesday- May 20

Colossians 3:6-7
  1. What word or phrase jumps out to you? Why?
  2. Is your life shaped by your desires or the desires of God? Explain.
  3. How can you let God’s desires for your life become your own desires?

Thursday- May 21

Colossians 3:8-9
  1. What word or phrase jumps out to you? Why?
  2. Even though we know what’s right, like not lying or losing our temper, why do you think we so easily fall into doing those things?
  3. Take some time today and think about the concept of throwing away your old “clothes” and putting on the new “clothes” of your faith that God has given you. What does that look like in your life?

Friday – May 22

Colossians 3:10-12
  1. What word or phrase jumps out to you? Why?
  2. Is your life defined by Jesus or by your own rules?
  3. What are some new “articles of clothing” in your life in God that you want to put on?

Saturday – May 23

Colossians 3:13-15
  1. What word or phrase jumps out to you? Why?
  2. Paul says to be full of compassion, kindness, humility, and gentleness and to be quick to forgive. Why is this hard to do?
  3. Take some time today and think about how God’s forgiveness has changed your life. How should this affect the way you forgive others?

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