Lesson 97

"Put Off.....Put On!"

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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. 97 (Col:3)           "Put Off....and Put On"

Book of Colossians, Chapter 3                                                      05/13/2012

1)      Paul starts off by saying...if you are saved, what should we seek and where should we seek them (Verse 1, 2)?  What about 'affection'?

2)     Verses 2 and 3 look at life and death differently?  How so?

3)     What should we 'mortify' or make dead? (Verses 5, 6)

4)     What does Paul say we should 'put off'?  (Hint: verses 8, 9)

5)     What does Paul say we should 'put on'?  (Hint: verses 10-11)

6)     What's the most important thing to put on?  (Hint: verse 14)

7)     Paul then goes on to tell us Christians how to live in the abundant life Christ intended for us; what is it?  (Hint: verses 15-17)

8)     Paul then goes on to give the best advice in the universe for godly living: husbands, wives, children, and servants, essentially for everyone. What is it?  (Verses 18-23)

9)     Look at the paired instructions between husband/wives, parent/kids, and workers/rulers.  Do you see the harmony in the instructions?

10) Verse 24 is interesting; what does it mean?

11) Concluding all of this great, godly advice, Paul reminds us in verse 25, as he started in verse 6, what the penalty is for living an ungodly life.  What is it?  Is this our motive for seeking God, or is it verse 24, or both?

12) How can we live like Paul suggests?  Is it possible?