Wednesday Bible Study

How T0 Get Along: God's Way - Colossians 3:18-25





I.   SUBMIT: hupotasso (Gr) = A Greek military term meaning "to arrange [troop divisions] in a military fashion under the command of a leader". In non-military use, it was "a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden".


     a.  To whom is the wife to submit? ________________________________

     b.  Does the scripture give a reason to submit? _______________________


     c.  Who is responsible for implementing the submission? _______________

     _____________________________________________________________ II.  LOVE: agape (Gr) = to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly.

     a.  Who is the husband to love? _________________________________________


     b. Is there any other exhortation to husbands about their wife? ___________


     c. What relationship can you see in the exhortation to husbands and the exhortation

         to wives? _________________________________________________________



 III.  OBEY: hupakouo (Gr) = to listen, to harken to a command, to obey, be obedient to, submit to

     a.  Who is a child to obey? _______________________________________

     b.  It what are they to obey parents? ________________________________

     c.  What reason does the scripture give for children to obey their parents? ________



     d.  What protection for children is directed at the father in an exhortation?


     e.  The role of the bondservants (doulos) correlates well to a modern day     

          employee. What does the Lord require of bondservants? _____________


     f.  Who does the scripture state our work is really for? _____________  And     

          who will reward? ____________________________________________


IV.  Application:   Roles and responsibilities may vary but having a Christ-like regard for others and a willing, submissive spirit that esteems others is vital to getting along well.  When we behave according to scripture what benefits are immediately realized in each of the above roles?