Colossians Chapter 1
Study Four: Lesson Three -- "Bear Fruit"
"...bearing fruit in every good
work, growing in the
knowledge of God ...."
What is meant by "bearing fruit?" This phrase is seen throughout the Bible, in many Scriptures. What kind of "fruit" are you "bearing?"
Assignment: What is meant by "bearing fruit" in the following Scriptures? What does the fruit symbolize in each? (note-- be sure to read surrounding Scripture and, if need be, different Bible versions;)
- Matthew 7:17-20 (related Luke 6:43-45)
Advanced One: Fruit, Trees, & Vines are used as symbolism throughout the Bible. Find and describe other examples.
Advanced Two: What is the "Tree of Life" as described in Genesis and in Revelations? How are the descriptions the same? How are they different? Explain....
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Study Four: “Great Endurance and Patience”
"And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, 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....."
“Endurance and Patience – get real!”
This is how most women would react to this Scripture. This study looks at the many distractions that keep us from knowing God and “living a life worthy of the Lord.”
We will look at concepts such as “GO-GO-GO” (our over-scheduled lives); SPEND-SPEND-SPEND (our debt-ridden society); and, FIGHT-FIGHT-FIGHT (our never-ending quest for the biggest and the best).
To Download Podcast of Colossians Chapter One,
All For His Glory!
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"
1 Corinthians 10:31