13: Clothed in Christ – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: To be clothed in Christ means that God not only sees us as justified and righteous now, but also as we live Christ’s life, we are daily remade into God’s likeness.

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:26-29.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. What does it mean we have “put on” Christ? Is that like putting on a garment? How do we “wear” Christ?

C. Personal Application: How hard is it in your life to put self away, and when people see and hear us; it’s like they see and hear Jesus? Do we have others focusing on Jesus or on us when we talk to them? Share.

D. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “This says all are saved if they are clothed in Christ, so again, why do so many people focus on behavior rather than on the promise?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Colossians 3:1-10.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. Is “putting on” the new man an outward acceptance of Christ’s robe, or is it an inward change in our lives? Share..

C. Personal Application: Have you “put on” Christ? Does that mean you’re living the life He would live, doing the things He would do, saying the things He would say? If not, have you really put on Christ?

D. Case Study: One of your friends states, ”I accepted Christ as my personal Savior. How I choose to use my money, my time, and my focus is up to me. Wearing Christ’s robe means I’m covered by His blood. God counts His life for mine. What He did erases everything I do or did.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 15:49-55.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. Does anyone have immortality now on earth? Is there such a thing as the immortal soul that continues to live on eternally?

C. Personal Application: Are you happy and satisfied with your appearance now? If not, what changes are you looking forward to at the resurrection?

D. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “I don’t think we are really changed in heart, mind, and spirit until the resurrection day – Jesus will give us a new body, a new mind, spirit, and heart. Until then, we will continue to fall into sin and focus on the wrong things in life.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 5:1-4.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. What is the difference between the earthly body, the heavenly body, and being found naked?

(Note: Naked means dead – no living body. His focus is desiring to be translated (getting the heavenly body) without dying (being naked) rather than continuing on in the earthly body.

C. Personal Application: Would you rather sleep in Jesus until He comes, orendure the great tribulation and be translated without dying? Share.

D. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

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  1. The critical thinking inspired by the practical applications and case study perspectives add a richness to the study that is much appreciated. What a blessing. Thank you.

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