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11/18 is Colossians 3-4

Finishing up Colossians today.  Paul gives instructions the the church reminding them what they have become.

5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

We are no longer of the earth therefore get ride of these things that are going to bring God’s judgment.  That’s what we used to be like, but not anymore.  Then if that wasn’t enough, Paul gives another list which is just as bad.  He reminds us that we are a new creation, created by God.  Everyone and everything is about Jesus and he is in all.  How many times do we slip back into our old self?  I would imagine that as Christians we probably don’t  do all those things, but how about greed or anger or told any course jokes lately, listened to any?  Told any little lies lately?

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November 18, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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