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Religious communities are notorious for separating insiders from outsiders. But when Jesus came, everything changed.

Key Points:

  1. The secret of God’s plan is that Christ can live in anyone who believes.  Colossians 1:24-27
  2. The heart of the message is Christ himself—not impersonal lifeless religion.
  3. Authentic personal faith can give believers complete confidence. Colossians 2:2

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Colossians 1:26-27 This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people. For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.

See Also: SalvationJesus, Confidence

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Small Group Questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Why do you think religious communities tend to separate insiders from outsiders?
  3. Read Colossians 1:24-27. In your own words, explain the secret of the gospel. Why do you think God kept it secret for so long?
  4. Read Colossians 2:2. In what way does knowing Jesus give you confidence?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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