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Colossians Reading Schedule

Week 1 Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 Col. 1:1-14

Week 2 Oct. 7 - 13 Col. 1:15-23

Week 3 Oct. 14 - 20 Col. 1:24-2:5

Week 4 Oct. 21 - 27 Col. 2:6-23

Week 5 Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 Col. 3:1-17

Week 6 Nov. 4 - 10 Col. 3:18-4:6

Week 7 Nov. 11 - 17 Col. 4:7-18

Week 8 Nov. 18              Potluck!

 

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Two Suggested Bible Reading Methods


The Swedish Method

1. Pray, asking God for wisdom and that he would be glorified in your time together.

2. Read the passage aloud, together.

3. Re-read the passage on your own and take note of three things:

A light bulb: anything that shines out in the passage and draws attention. It may be something important in the text, or simply something that stands out to you.

A question mark: anything that is hard to understand, and you’d like to ask someone about.

An arrow: anything that applies personally to your life. In light of God’s truth in this passage, how will you live differently?

Each person should aim for 1-3 items in each category. If you and your partner choose, you may agree to do this portion in advance of your meeting together. If not, be sure to allow enough time to do this during your time together.

4. Discuss the passage.

Each person share your light bulbs and discuss.

Each person share your question marks and see if you can discern an answer from the passage. It’s okay if you aren’t able to answer all your questions!

Each person share your arrows and discuss.

5. Pray together about what you have learned.

The COMA Method

1. Pray, asking God for wisdom and that he would be glorified in your time together.

2. Read the passage aloud, together.

3. Ask some Context questions of the text. Some example questions are:

What sort of writing is this? (A letter, a narrative, a poem?)

Are there any clues about the circumstances under which it is written?

What has happened so far in this book?

4. Ask some Observation questions of the text. Some example questions are:

What surprises are there?

What is the main point or points?

What are the key words? What words or ideas are repeated?

5. Ask some Meaning questions of the text. Some example questions are:

How does this text relate to other parts of the book?

How does the passage relate to Jesus?

What does this teach us about God?

How could we sum up the meaning of this passage?

6. Ask some Application questions of the text. Some example questions are:

How does this passage challenge (or confirm) my understanding?

Is there some attitude I need to change?

How does this passage call on me to change the way I live or think?

7. Pray together about what you have learned.


*Methods adapted from One to One Bible Reading: A Simple Guide for Every Christian by David Helm.