Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. DO ALL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS. Focusing on Family Relationships 1. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 3 1 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. What was the evidence? Eph 5:21—6:9 ) COLOSSIANS 3:17. What instructions does Paul give to the Colossian… 1. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3 New Living Translation (NLT) Living the New Life. Eph 5:21—6:9 ) 2. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. 3 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. … Living as Those Made Alive in Christ. Colossians 3 New Living Translation (NLT) Living the New Life. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. Instructions for Christian Households ( cf. What specific relationships is Paul addressing in vv. 14 And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. Reread Colossians 3:12-14. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. We renounce sin in all its forms and repent of our old, broken way of living for ourselves. In Colossians 3:1, Paul says to the Colossian believers, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” In the first verse, he gives the foundation for the rest of his teachings in the chapter. 15 Let the peace of heart that comes from Christ be always present in your hearts and lives, for this is your responsibility and privilege as members of his body. How does reading that you are “dearly loved” / “beloved” make you feel? Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, … Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Colossians 3 Living the New Life 1 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. These Christians have received grace (God’s undeserved favor), and are to respond by living in a graceful relationship with God and their fellow Christians. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. Col 3:17 - And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. In Colossians 3:12–17, Paul has been teaching about the clothing of a believer as he referred to the attitudes that should mark a believer’s lifestyle. We learned in the last lesson the Bible often likens behavior to a garment, both bad and good. 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. The lives of these Colossian Christians evidenced their salvation. 11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. 14 Most of all, let love guide your life, for then the whole church will stay together in perfect harmony. 3. Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. The Colossians exhorted to be heavenly-minded; (1-4) to mortify all corrupt affections; (5-11) to live in mutual love, forbearance, and forgiveness; (12-17) and to practise the duties of wives and husbands, children, parents, and servants. Living The Life He's PlannedA study of Colossians 3:12-17 by Sam AllenThis study was recorded at Calvary Chapel Chico on 5/26/2013Tape number: SA25106 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Living Bible (TLB). As God’s dearly loved children, with what good behaviors are you to now “clothe yourself” (verses 12-14)? 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 2. You were instructed to put off bad behaviors. What overall heart/mind focus from 3:15-17 is repeated in 3:18-4:1? Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Col 3:17 - And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. The two epithets here seem intended to prepare for the two-fold exhortation following. 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