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Let the peace of Christ
rule in your hearts,
since as members of
one body you were
called to peace.
Colossians 3:15a
Used ...
Let the peace of Christ
rule in your hearts,
since as members of
one body you were
called to peace.
Colossians 3:15a
It’s ...
When a person is in a relationship with Jesus,When a person is in a relationship with Jesus,
HEHE CANCAN CALM OUR TROUBLED...
Don’t fret or worry.Don’t fret or worry. INSTEAD OF WORRYING,INSTEAD OF WORRYING, PRAYPRAY..
LETLET petitions and praisesp...
And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15b
Thankfulness begins to characterize our lives
when we begin to grasp HOW ABSOLUTELY
UNDE...
When we truly begin to grasp the magnificentWhen we truly begin to grasp the magnificent
GRACEGRACE ((UNDESERVEDUNDESERVED...
Have you ever come on anything quite like thisHave you ever come on anything quite like this
EXTRAVAGANTEXTRAVAGANT GENERO...
As you learn more and more how God works, you will learnAs you learn more and more how God works, you will learn
how to do...
Be joyful always; pray all the time;Be joyful always; pray all the time;
THANK GOD NO MATTERTHANK GOD NO MATTER
WHAT HAPPE...
Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly as you teach
and admonish one another
with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms,
...
Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly as you teach
and admonish one another
with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms,
...
"I want you woven into a"I want you woven into a TAPESTRY OF LOVETAPESTRY OF LOVE,,
in touch within touch with EVERYTHING ...
"The mystery in a nutshell is just this:"The mystery in a nutshell is just this: CHRIST IS IN YOUCHRIST IS IN YOU,,
theref...
Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly as you teach
and admonish one another
with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms,
...
Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly as you teach
and admonish one another
with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms,
...
And whatever you do,
whether in word or
deed, do it all in the
name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God
the Father thr...
““I’MI’M thankful for...”thankful for...”
““II want to express my thanks for...”want to express my thanks for...”
We so of...
I’m speaking to you out ofI’m speaking to you out of DEEPDEEP GRATITUDEGRATITUDE
for all that God has given me....for all ...
The reality is thatThe reality is that EVERYTHINGEVERYTHING is aboutis about
THE ONETHE ONE TO WHOM OUR THANKSGIVINGTO WHO...
Colossians 3'15 17 - being thanksgiving 2
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Colossians 3'15 17 - being thanksgiving 2

  1. 1. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. Colossians 3:15a Used only here in the NT & it means to “arbitrate, decide every debate” - to direct, determine, decide, control...think “TO UMPIRE, REFEREE” Used only here in the NT & it means to “arbitrate, decide every debate” - to direct, determine, decide, control...think “TO UMPIRE, REFEREE” Transcendent, God-given sense & reality of COMPLETENESS, WHOLENESS THROUGH OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS Transcendent, God-given sense & reality of COMPLETENESS, WHOLENESS THROUGH OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS
  2. 2. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. Colossians 3:15a It’s an issue of learning to LET GO, GET OUT OF THE WAY & LIVE OUT OF THE REALITY THAT ALREADY IS! It’s an issue of learning to LET GO, GET OUT OF THE WAY & LIVE OUT OF THE REALITY THAT ALREADY IS! We can LET CHRIST’S PEACE RULE because the “POTENTIALITY” & “ACTUALITY” is in fact ALREADY THERE We can LET CHRIST’S PEACE RULE because the “POTENTIALITY” & “ACTUALITY” is in fact ALREADY THERE Rather than WORKING SO HARD to MAKE it happen ....God simply wants us to LET THIS HAPPEN Rather than WORKING SO HARD to MAKE it happen ....God simply wants us to LET THIS HAPPEN This is EVERY BELIEVERS CALLING - You were CALLED into Christ’s WHOLENESS, COMPLETENESS This is EVERY BELIEVERS CALLING - You were CALLED into Christ’s WHOLENESS, COMPLETENESS
  3. 3. When a person is in a relationship with Jesus,When a person is in a relationship with Jesus, HEHE CANCAN CALM OUR TROUBLED HEARTSCALM OUR TROUBLED HEARTS NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCESNO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES The issue is,The issue is, “AM I GOING TO“AM I GOING TO TRUSTTRUST HIMHIM ININ THE NITTY-GRITTY STUFF OF LIFE?”THE NITTY-GRITTY STUFF OF LIFE?”
  4. 4. Don’t fret or worry.Don’t fret or worry. INSTEAD OF WORRYING,INSTEAD OF WORRYING, PRAYPRAY.. LETLET petitions and praisespetitions and praises SHAPE YOUR WORRIESSHAPE YOUR WORRIES into prayers,into prayers, letting God know your concerns.letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense ofBefore you know it, a sense of GOD’S WHOLENESSGOD’S WHOLENESS,, EVERYTHING COMING TOGETHER FOREVERYTHING COMING TOGETHER FOR GOODGOOD (PEACE THAT TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING),(PEACE THAT TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING), will come and settle you down.will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happensIt’s wonderful what happens whenwhen CHRISTCHRIST displaces worry at thedisplaces worry at the CENTER OF YOUR LIFECENTER OF YOUR LIFE.. Philippians 4:6-7Philippians 4:6-7 ““I’ve told you all this so thatI’ve told you all this so that TRUSTING METRUSTING ME,, youyou WILLWILL BEBE UNSHAKABLEUNSHAKABLE andand ASSUREDASSURED,, DEEPLYDEEPLY ATAT PEACEPEACE.. In this godless world youIn this godless world you WILLWILL continuecontinue to experience difficulties.to experience difficulties. But take heart!But take heart! I’VEI’VE CONQUEREDCONQUERED THETHE WORLDWORLD.”.” John 16:33John 16:33
  5. 5. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15b Thankfulness begins to characterize our lives when we begin to grasp HOW ABSOLUTELY UNDESERVING WE ARE OF GOD’S LOVE & FAVOR Thankfulness begins to characterize our lives when we begin to grasp HOW ABSOLUTELY UNDESERVING WE ARE OF GOD’S LOVE & FAVOR An INWARD & OUTWARD EXPRESSION OF BEING FULL OF THANKS, GRATEFUL, PLEASED, EVER-MINDFUL of the GOD-GIVEN REALITIES & OF HIS FAVORS SHOWN An INWARD & OUTWARD EXPRESSION OF BEING FULL OF THANKS, GRATEFUL, PLEASED, EVER-MINDFUL of the GOD-GIVEN REALITIES & OF HIS FAVORS SHOWN Again, NOT try to conjure up – NOT try harder – SIMPLE BE! Again, NOT try to conjure up – NOT try harder – SIMPLE BE! charis = GRACEcharis = GRACE eucharistoseucharistos
  6. 6. When we truly begin to grasp the magnificentWhen we truly begin to grasp the magnificent GRACEGRACE ((UNDESERVEDUNDESERVED,, UNEARNEDUNEARNED LOVE)LOVE) that God has shown to us in Christthat God has shown to us in Christ Thanksgiving begins toThanksgiving begins to SUPERNATURALLYSUPERNATURALLY OVERFLOW FROM OUR LIVESOVERFLOW FROM OUR LIVES WhatWhat MARVELOUS LOVEMARVELOUS LOVE the Father has extended to us!the Father has extended to us! Just look at it —Just look at it — WE’RE CALLED CHILDREN OF GODWE’RE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD!! THAT’S WHOTHAT’S WHO WEWE REALLYREALLY AREARE….…. AND THAT’S ONLY THE BEGINNINGAND THAT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING.. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that whenWho knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see Him—and in seeing Him,Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see Him—and in seeing Him, become like Him.become like Him. 1 John 3:1-21 John 3:1-2
  7. 7. Have you ever come on anything quite like thisHave you ever come on anything quite like this EXTRAVAGANTEXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITYGENEROSITY OFOF GODGOD,, this deep, deep wisdom?this deep, deep wisdom? IT’S WAY OVER OUR HEADSIT’S WAY OVER OUR HEADS........ EVERYTHINGEVERYTHING comescomes FROMFROM HIM;HIM; EVERYTHINGEVERYTHING happenshappens THROUGHTHROUGH HIM;HIM; EVERYTHINGEVERYTHING ends upends up ININ HIM.HIM. ALWAYS GLORYALWAYS GLORY!! ALWAYS PRAISEALWAYS PRAISE!! Romans 11:33-36Romans 11:33-36
  8. 8. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learnAs you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strengthhow to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—to stick it out over the long haul—NOTNOT the grim strength ofthe grim strength of gritting your teeth but thegritting your teeth but the GLORY-STRENGTHGLORY-STRENGTH GODGOD GIVESGIVES.. It is strength that endures the unendurable andIt is strength that endures the unendurable and SPILLS OVER INTO JOY, THANKING THE FATHERSPILLS OVER INTO JOY, THANKING THE FATHER WHO MAKES USWHO MAKES US STRONG ENOUGHSTRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE PART INTO TAKE PART IN EVERYTHING BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFULEVERYTHING BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL THAT HE HAS FOR USTHAT HE HAS FOR US.. Colossians 1:10-13Colossians 1:10-13
  9. 9. Be joyful always; pray all the time;Be joyful always; pray all the time; THANK GOD NO MATTERTHANK GOD NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENSWHAT HAPPENS.. This is the wayThis is the way GODGOD WANTSWANTS YOUYOU who belong to Christ Jesuswho belong to Christ Jesus TOTO LIVELIVE.. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-181 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  10. 10. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 Take up permanent residence & influence in your life Take up permanent residence & influence in your life The Life Message from God proclaiming His Love for you The Life Message from God proclaiming His Love for you God has given us His Love Letter from His Heart to ours & He wants to PERMEATE OUR LIVES WITH IT & USE IT TO SHAPE & MOLD US into the LIKENESS OF HIS SON God has given us His Love Letter from His Heart to ours & He wants to PERMEATE OUR LIVES WITH IT & USE IT TO SHAPE & MOLD US into the LIKENESS OF HIS SON We come to understand, live & experience CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION through the implanting of the Message of Jesus We come to understand, live & experience CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION through the implanting of the Message of Jesus With great benefit & abundanceWith great benefit & abundance
  11. 11. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 We are to do so with good common sense, understanding the realities of how His Truth applies to & shapes the REALITIES OF LIFE, RIGHT NOW We are to do so with good common sense, understanding the realities of how His Truth applies to & shapes the REALITIES OF LIFE, RIGHT NOW God calls us to direct each other into & help reveal & explain His Truth God calls us to direct each other into & help reveal & explain His Truth He also calls us to encourage & challenge one another toward LIVING IN & LIVING OUT HIS TRUTH He also calls us to encourage & challenge one another toward LIVING IN & LIVING OUT HIS TRUTH
  12. 12. "I want you woven into a"I want you woven into a TAPESTRY OF LOVETAPESTRY OF LOVE,, in touch within touch with EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW OF GODEVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW OF GOD.. Then you will haveThen you will have MINDS CONFIDENTMINDS CONFIDENT andand AT RESTAT REST,, FOCUSED ON CHRISTFOCUSED ON CHRIST,, GOD’S GREAT MYSTERYGOD’S GREAT MYSTERY.. ALLALL the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge arethe richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else.embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. AND WE’VE BEEN SHOWN THE MYSTERY!AND WE’VE BEEN SHOWN THE MYSTERY! Colossians 2:2-3Colossians 2:2-3
  13. 13. "The mystery in a nutshell is just this:"The mystery in a nutshell is just this: CHRIST IS IN YOUCHRIST IS IN YOU,, therefore you can look forward totherefore you can look forward to SHARING IN GOD’S GLORYSHARING IN GOD’S GLORY.. IT’SIT’S THATTHAT SIMPLESIMPLE.. That is the substance of our Message.That is the substance of our Message. We preachWe preach CHRISTCHRIST,, warning people not to add to the Message.warning people not to add to the Message. WE TEACH IN AWE TEACH IN A SPIRIT OF PROFOUND COMMON SENSESPIRIT OF PROFOUND COMMON SENSE so that we can bring each person to maturity.so that we can bring each person to maturity. TO BE MATURE IS TO BE BASIC.TO BE MATURE IS TO BE BASIC. CHRISTCHRIST!”!” Colossians 1:27-28Colossians 1:27-28
  14. 14. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 Songs that bothSongs that both INSTRUCTINSTRUCT & that& that GIVEGIVE PRAISE & THANKS TOPRAISE & THANKS TO GODGOD for the reality of HISfor the reality of HIS LIFE at work IN &LIFE at work IN & THROUGH OURS!THROUGH OURS! Songs that bothSongs that both INSTRUCTINSTRUCT & that& that GIVEGIVE PRAISE & THANKS TOPRAISE & THANKS TO GODGOD for the reality of HISfor the reality of HIS LIFE at work IN &LIFE at work IN & THROUGH OURS!THROUGH OURS! When theWhen the REALITY OF CHRISTREALITY OF CHRIST becomes part of abecomes part of a believer’s nature, itbeliever’s nature, it increasingly springsincreasingly springs forth throughforth through ““HEART SONGS”HEART SONGS” When theWhen the REALITY OF CHRISTREALITY OF CHRIST becomes part of abecomes part of a believer’s nature, itbeliever’s nature, it increasingly springsincreasingly springs forth throughforth through ““HEART SONGS”HEART SONGS”
  15. 15. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 SPEAK TO ONE ANOTHERSPEAK TO ONE ANOTHER with psalms, hymns andwith psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.spiritual songs. SING AND MAKE MUSIC INSING AND MAKE MUSIC IN YOUR HEART TO THE LORDYOUR HEART TO THE LORD,, ALWAYS GIVING THANKS TOALWAYS GIVING THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER FORGOD THE FATHER FOR EVERYTHINGEVERYTHING,, in the name of ourin the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19-20Ephesians 5:19-20
  16. 16. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17 Whatever is said or done in the Name of Jesus is an EXPRESSION OF THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER Whatever is said or done in the Name of Jesus is an EXPRESSION OF THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER There is no difference in what you SAY or what you DO - He’s talking about EVERY AREA OF LIFE There is no difference in what you SAY or what you DO - He’s talking about EVERY AREA OF LIFE Notice there is NO COMPARTMENTALIZATION in the Christian Life Notice there is NO COMPARTMENTALIZATION in the Christian Life
  17. 17. ““I’MI’M thankful for...”thankful for...” ““II want to express my thanks for...”want to express my thanks for...” We so often get things backwardsWe so often get things backwards & it somehow becomes all about us& it somehow becomes all about us
  18. 18. I’m speaking to you out ofI’m speaking to you out of DEEPDEEP GRATITUDEGRATITUDE for all that God has given me....for all that God has given me.... LIVINGLIVING THENTHEN,, as every one of you does,as every one of you does, ININ PUREPURE GRACEGRACE,, it’s important that youit’s important that you NOTNOT misinterpret yourselvesmisinterpret yourselves as people who areas people who are BRINGING THIS GOODNESSBRINGING THIS GOODNESS TOTO GODGOD.. NONO,, GODGOD BRINGSBRINGS ITIT ALLALL TOTO YOUYOU.. The only accurate way to understand ourselves isThe only accurate way to understand ourselves is BY WHAT GOD ISBY WHAT GOD IS andand BY WHAT HE DOES FOR USBY WHAT HE DOES FOR US,, NOTNOT by whatby what WEWE are and whatare and what WEWE do for Him.do for Him. Romans 12:3Romans 12:3
  19. 19. The reality is thatThe reality is that EVERYTHINGEVERYTHING is aboutis about THE ONETHE ONE TO WHOM OUR THANKSGIVINGTO WHOM OUR THANKSGIVING OUGHT TO CONTINUALLY FLOWOUGHT TO CONTINUALLY FLOW Transforming my “I’m thankful for....” to “THANKS BE TO YOU, GOD!” “YOU ARE AWESOME, GOD!” “YOU ROCK, GOD!!!!” ........WHATEVERWHATEVER you do, do ityou do, do it ALLALL for thefor the GLORY OF GOD.GLORY OF GOD. 1 Corinthians 10:311 Corinthians 10:31

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