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1. Colossians 3:1-17 NIV1 Since, then, you have been raisedwith Christ,set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated atthe right handof God. 2Set your mindson…
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  • 1. Colossians 3:1-17 NIV1 Since, then, you have been raisedwith Christ,set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated atthe right handof God. 2Set your mindson things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died,and your lifeis now hidden withChrist in God. 4When Christ, who is yourlife, appears,then you alsowill appearwith Him in glory. 5 Put to death,therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexualimmorality,impurity, lust, evil desires andgreed, whichis idolatry.
  • 2. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7You used to walkin these ways, in the lifeyou once lived. 8But now youmust alsorid yourselves of allsuch things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,and filthy languagefrom your lips. 9Do not lieto each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self,whichis being renewed in knowledge in the image of itsCreator.
  • 3. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcisedor uncircumcised,barbarian,Scythian,slaveor free,but Christ is all,andis in all. 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselveswithcompassion,kindness, humility,gentleness andpatience. 13 Bear with each otherand forgive one anotherif any of you has a grievance againstsomeone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over allthese virtues put on love,whichbinds them all together in perfect unity.
  • 4. 15 Let the peace of Christrule in your hearts, since as members of one bodyyou were calledto peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christdwellamong yourichly as you teach and admonishone another withall wisdomthrough psalms,hymns, and songs from the Spirit,singing to God withgratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do,whether in word or deed, do it all inthe name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanksto God the Father through him.
  • 5. I. Old Self to New Self 1 Since, then, you have been raisedwithChrist, set your hearts on things above, where Christis, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above,not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your lifeis now hidden withChrist in God. 4When Christ, whois your life,appears,then youalsowill appearwith Him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4 NIV
  • 6. Youwere taught, with regard to yourformer way of life, to put off youroldself, which is being corrupted byits deceitdesires; to bemade new to the attitude of yourminds; and to put on the new self, created to be likeGodin true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV
  • 7. Do not offer yourbodyto sin as instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God,as those who have beenbrought from death to life; and offerthe parts ofyourbodyto Him as instrument of righteousness. Yoursin shall notbe your Master because youare not underlaw, but undergrace. Romans 6:13-14
  • 8. ThereforeI urge you,brothers, inview of God’s mercy, to offeryourbodiesas livingsacrifices, holyand pleasingto God-this is your spiritual act ofworship. Romans 12:1
  • 9. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 4:8 NIV
  • 10. Suggestions How to Put off the Old Self Ask for help through PRAYERS Ask and it willbe given to you, seek andyou willfind; knock and the door willopened to you. Matthew 7:7 If any one of you lacks wisdom, He shouldask God, who gives generously to allwithoutfindingfaultand it willbe given to him. James 1:5
  • 11. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
  • 12. Suggestions How to Put off the Old Self Count yourself withJesus I have been crucifiedwith Christ; and itis no longerI wholive, butChrist lives in me;and the life which Inow livein the flesh I live by faith in the Son ofGod,who lovedme and gave Himself upfor me. Galatians 2:20 NASB
  • 13. II. Put Off 5 Putto death,therefore, whatever belongs toyour earthly nature:sexualimmorality,impurity, lust, evil desires andgreed, whichis idolatry. Colossians 3:5
  • 14. Now the works of the flesh are evident:sexual immorality, impurity,sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy,fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness,orgies,and things likethese. I warn you,as I warned youbefore,that those who dosuch things willnot inheritthe kingdomof God. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV
  • 15. Do not love the world or any things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. 1 John 1:15
  • 16. Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale
  • 17. Change your life by changingyour Heart. John Porter
  • 18. 8But now youmust alsorid yourselves of allsuch things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lieto each other, since you have taken off your old selfwith itspractices 10 and have put on the new self,whichis being renewed in knowledge in the image of itsCreator. Colossians3:8-10
  • 19. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
  • 20. Herethere is noGentileor Jew,circumcisedor uncircumcised,barbarian,Scythian,slaveor free,but Christ isall,and is in all. Colossians3:11 For God does notshow favoritism. Romans 2:11
  • 21. Do not deceive yourselves. If any oneof youthinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should becomea “fool”so that he may becomewise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishnessin God sight. 1 Corinthians 3:18-19
  • 22. III. Put On 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselveswithcompassion,kindness, humility,gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each otherand forgive one anotherif any of you has a grievance againstsomeone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over allthese virtues puton love,whichbinds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14NIV
  • 23. As obedientchildrendo notconform tothe evil desiresyou had when you livedin ignorance. But just as Hewho calledyou is holy, sobe holy in allyou do; for it iswritten: “Beholy becauseI am holy.” 1 Peter 1:13-15
  • 24. Be kindand compassionateto one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgaveyou. Ephesians 4:32 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13
  • 25. Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians16:14 And overall thesevirtuesput on love,which bindsthem alltogetherin perfectunity. Colossians3:14
  • 26. IV. Final Instruction 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were calledto peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwellamong yourichly as you teach andadmonishone another withall wisdomthroughpsalms,hymns, and songs from the Spirit,singingto Godwithgratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all inthe name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians3:12-14 NIV
  • 27. So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • 28. Serve wholeheartedly,as if youwere serving the Lord, not men, Because youknowthat the Lord willreward everyone for whatever goodhe does, whether he is slave or free. Ephesians 2:7-8
  • 29. Whatever youdo, work at it withall your heart, as working for the Lord, not for the people. Colossians 2:23
  • 30. Challenges Attitudes Habits Mind Sinful Nature
  • 31. The bad new is time flies. The goodnews is you are the Pilot. Michael Altshuler
  • 32. Time change, people change, relationship change. The only constant is CHANGE.
  • 33. Our life doesn’t get better by chances. It gets better by change. JimRohn
  • 34. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
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