Colossians 3: Put to death fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire

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Colossians 3
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If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
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Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
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For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
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When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
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Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
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Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,
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in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
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But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
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Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
10
and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
11
where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
12
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
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bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
14
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
18
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
20
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
22
Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
23
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
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knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
25
But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.

Colossians 3:1-4

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God

Colossians 3:1-4
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If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
2
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
3
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4
When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

  1. If you were raised with Christ, what are you to seek?
    • Colossians 3:1
      If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
  2. What are you to set your mind on?
    • Colossians 3:2
      Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
  3. If you did, who is your life hidden with?
    • Colossians 3:3
      For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
  4. When Christ appears, how will you appear with Him?
    • Colossians 3:4
      When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Colossians 3:5-7

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience

Colossians 3:5-7
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Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
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Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,
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in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

  1. What are we to put to death?
    • Colossians 3:5
      Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
  2. Who is the wrath of God coming upon?
    • Colossians 3:6
      Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,
  3. What did you once walk in?
    • Colossians 3:7
      in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

Colossians 3:8-11

But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth

Colossians 3:8-11
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But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
9
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
10
and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
11
where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

  1. What are we to put off?
    • Colossians 3:8
      But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
  2. Why are we not to lie to each other?
    • Colossians 3:9
      Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
  3. What is the new man renewed according to?
    • Colossians 3:10
      and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
  4. Why is there neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free?
    • Colossians 3:11
      where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

Colossians 3:12-17

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do

Colossians 3:12-17
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Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
13
bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
14
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

  1. As the elect of God, what are we to put on?
    • Colossians 3:12
      Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
  2. How are we to bear with one another?
    • Colossians 3:13
      bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
  3. Above all these, what are we to put on?
    • Colossians 3:14
      But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
  4. What is the body of perfection? 
    • Colossians 3:14
      But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
  5. What are we to let rule in our hearts?
    • Colossians 3:15
      And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
  6. What were we called into?
    • Colossians 3:15
      And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
  7. What are we to let dwell in us richly?
    • Colossians 3:16
      Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
  8. How are we to teach each other?
    • Colossians 3:16
      Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
  9. How are we to do whatever you do in word or deed?
    • Colossians 3:17
      And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Colossians 3:18-25

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord

Colossians 3:18-25
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Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
20
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
22
Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
23
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
24
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
25
But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.

  1. Why are wives to submit to their own husband?
    • Colossians 3:18
      Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
  2. How are husbands to treat their wife?
    • Colossians 3:19
      Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
  3. Why are children to obey their parents?
    • Colossians 3:20
      Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
  4. Why are fathers not to provoke their children?
    • Colossians 3:21
      Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
  5. How are bondservant to obey their masters?
    • Colossians 3:22
      Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
  6. How are we to do whatever we do?
    • Colossians 3:23
      And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
  7. What will we receive from the Lord?
    • Colossians 3:24
      knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
  8. Who is it that we are serving?
    • Colossians 3:24
      knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
  9. What will happen to everyone who does wrong?
    • Colossians 3:25
      But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.