“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom… (Col 3:16)
We’ve considered ways we can begin to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly individually. But we can’t leave it there, because the Christian life isn’t an isolated life. We’re a community. So what are some ways that we can make sure the word of Christ is dwelling among us when we meet, whenever we meet?
Teaching one another – does it surprise you that teaching is not the sole responsibility of the minister, or the elders? Paul wrote Colossians to the church, not only to the leaders, but he tells them to teach one another. How can we do that?
Share what you read from God’s word that morning – what stuck with you? How were you challenged? It might be helpful to someone else!
Share a verse or passage that you think might be helpful – are they depressed? Going through a hard time? Enjoying success? Share something with them. It won’t necessarily make a huge impact right then, but we want to bring the word of Christ into all our circumstances.
Meet regularly with someone to read and discuss God’s word – we have a Bible Study on Wednesdays, hopefully soon we’ll have more. Come if you can – but that’s not the only way to do this. Why not meet with someone from the church weekly/fortnightly, read a passage from Romans, and discuss it? (Be wise about it though! Meet with someone of the same gender!) I’d love to do this with some of the guys here. If you’re interested, let me know!
Again, this is only the start of what we could do. But we all have the responsibility to teach one another. How can you do it today?