Col. 3:12-17 Aug. 13, 23
This passage is describing transformed relationships within the church Robert Wall
Reconciled relationships within the faith community bear witness to God’s triumph over society’s corrupting influence. In this sense, changes within us and between us serve an evangelistic purpose: people become convinced that the gospel is true when they see its fruit in the lives of believers. Robert Wall
Col. 3:12-14 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Chosen people, Holy, Dearly loved
Humility/Others as better
Humility is a virtue created by Christianity – William Barclay
Gentleness/Self controlled emotions
Bear with one another, Forgive one another
Col. 3:15-17 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.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.
Peace of Christ
Let the message of Christ dwell among you, richly
Come to church like it’s a potluck rather than a restaurant
God is blessed
Ps. 34:1-3 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul will make its boast in the Lord; The humble will hear it and rejoice. O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.
Others are encouraged
Come to church dressed in Jesus