"Above All, Put on Love" Colossians 3:1-17.
Topic: Relationships Passage: Colossians 3:1–3:17
080121-"Above All, Put on Love" Colossians 3:1-17. Much like Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, the first half of Colossians lays the theological basis, while the second half provides practical instructions for Christian living. If you see this as New Covenant Law, then you're missing the point. Paul isn't giving us regulations, but guidelines that allow the Spirit to work in us and through us.
1.Set your heart on things above (3:2).
2.Live like those who have died to the old life and look forward to the new one to be revealed (3:3-4).
3.Put to death sexual sins and sins of the tongue, which aren't appropriate to your new state (3:5-10).
4.Rather clothe yourselves with Christian virtues, especially love, and live at peace with one another (3:12-15).
5.Let your conversation and worship be full of Christ's words (3:16).
6.And let your actions and words be said and done under the view of and with the pleasure of the Lord Jesus (3:17).
"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." (Colossians 3:2-3, NIV)
"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." (Colossians 3:13, NIV)
"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." (Colossians 3:14, NIV)