The Murder and The Coverup (Colossians 3:1-12)

Colossians 3:1-12; Galatians 2:20; Matthew 16:24-26

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

 

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity,passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice,slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

 

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts,kindness, humility, meekness, and patience

- Colossians 3:1-12

I. We Look at Heaven
II. We Murder the Earthly
III. We Put On our Heaven Suit

1. Christ is all our culture.
2. Christ is all our revelation.
3. Christ is all our ritual.
4. Christ is all our simplicity.
5. Christ is all our natural traditions.
6. Christ is all our unconquerableness and Victory
7. Christ is all as our Master, if we be “bond.”
8. Christ is our Magna Charta: yea, our liberty itself if we be “free.”

Is he, then, all in our trust, our hope, our assurance, our joy, our aim, our strength, our wisdom—in a word, “all in all”?

- Charles Spurgeon

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