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Helping each other grow

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Christian Community is about helping each other grow and creating win-win situations.

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Helping each other grow

  1. 1. Colossians 3:1-14 Helping each other Grow
  2. 2. Look UP • We all look to Christ as our example – Christ-centeredness – We have an end in mind – We say, “This is God’s idea!” – Journey together towards who we will be1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts onthings above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Setyour minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For youdied, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 WhenChrist, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him
  3. 3. REMEMBER • Who we were • Name together who we now are – We are somewhat redeemed5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which isidolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.7 You usedto walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.
  4. 4. CHOOSE TOGETHER • Make behavior choices together as a community • Then encourage each other towards them8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these:anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
  5. 5. SPEAK THE TRUTH• We have not arrived• But we are on a journey• We use renewal language openly to each other Both now “I am better” And not yet “I still need work”
  6. 6. ACCEPT EACH OTHER • We accept each other based on our common relationship with Jesus • Not our socio-economic- racial-cultural status11Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised,barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
  7. 7. Dress UP • We embrace our chosen-ness • “Wear” it with graciousness12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clotheyourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness andpatience.
  8. 8. FOR-BEAR & FOR-GIVE • We bear (anechō) with – hold each other up or pull the cart to the market together • We forgive (charizomai) – do favors for each other13Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has agrievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
  9. 9. LOVE • We choose to love14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them alltogether in perfect unity.

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