Read Colossians 3:1-11 and listen to Pastor Copeland's sermon entitled "A Brand New Me".

  1. What does Paul mean by “raised up with Christ”? What has to happen before one can be raised up? See Ephesians 2:5-6; Colossians 2:12-15, 20; Romans 6:2-4.

  2. In verse 3 Paul says we have died and in verse 5 he says we should consider ourselves dead to certain things. In what ways and to what should Christ followers die daily and why? See also Romans 6:6-14.

  3. What does Paul mean when he says lay aside the old self? What kinds of things does the old self like to do? See also Ephesians 4:17-31; Colossians 3:8-9.

  4. What do we know about the new self? What is God’s goal and purpose as it relates to my new self? See Colossians 3:10; Ephesians 4:22-24; Genesis 1:26; Romans 8:29.