Lesson No. 562
Colossians Chapter 3
"Forbearing and Forgiving One Another"

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Principles of Christian living
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 for which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye 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 whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Principles for relationships 18  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Lesson No.  562           “ Forbearing and Forgiving One Another"

 Colossians Chapter 3                                                 04/18/2021

1)      Paul gives us Christians our ‘mind set’ in verses 1 and 2.  What is it?

2)      So what of our old bodies or self?  What is our priority and what do we wait for?  (Hint- verses 3-5)

3)      What happens to the children of disobedience who we are not, right?  (verses 6-7) And what must we now put off, if we have not done so already?  (v 8)

4)      How must we now live?  (Hint- verses 9-10)  Who does this apply to?  (v 11)

5)      So what must we now do in order to love Christ?  (verses 12-14)  What is to ‘rule’ in our hearts (verse 15) and what is to ‘dwell’ in us?  (verse 16)  And whose name do we “do (live) in word and deed’?  (verse 17)

6)      So what instruction does Paul give to:

a.      Wives (verse 18): what does fit in the Lord mean?

b.     Husbands (verse 19): are there no exceptions to this guys?

c.      Children (verse 20): this is what we ALL want to do!

d.     Fathers (verse 21): Dads must emulate our heavenly Father

e.      Servants (verse 22): people pleasers or Go pleasers?

7)      What does verse 23 mean regarding our ‘doing’?

8)      Our reward comes from serving the Lord (verse 24).  I though we worked for our boss at the shop?

9)      Hey, wait a minute.  What is verse 25 all about?  Does this apply to Christians as well as non-Christians?  I thought grace covered a multitude of sins and then some?

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