Colossians 3 Holiness

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Colossians 3 Holiness

  1. 1. Colossians 3 It’ s all about holiness It’ s all about holiness It’ s all about holiness
  2. 2. What does it mean to be holy?
  3. 3. C ultural Scriptures Paul’s writings Colossians Political Economic Historical ....
  4. 4. C 20 Since2:20-23 with Christ to the basic principles olossians you died of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: 21“ Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
  5. 5. olossians 2:20-23 C Such regulations indeed have an appearance of 22-23 wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence. These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
  6. 6. 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, C your hearts on things above, set olossians 1:1-2 where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
  7. 7. 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, C your hearts on things above, set olossians 1:1-2 where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
  8. 8. 1olossians 1:1-2 C Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. earthly things. earthly things. earthly things.
  9. 9. Sacred Head Church Grace Secular Heart World Nature
  10. 10. STRUCTURE DIRECTION T old age he New age in Christ The dominion of darkness T kingdom of light he
  11. 11. set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 1:1-2 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
  12. 12. 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, setolossians 1:1-2 things above, C your hearts on where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. on things above, not on earthly things. on things above, not on earthly things. on things above, not on earthly things. on things above, not on earthly things.
  13. 13. greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. Colossians 1:5-9 S I N 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things S as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language I from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, N
  14. 14. What does it mean to be holy?
  15. 15. When we think of holiness what things come to mind? Holiness is unfashionable Holiness is boring Holiness is unattainable Holiness is a list of dos and donts Holiness is an other-worldliness Holiness is an other-worldliness Holiness is an other-worldliness Holiness is an other-worldliness Holiness is an other-worldliness Holiness is an other-worldliness
  16. 16. For the Pharisees it was keeping the Torah, the Law. Holiness became a series of things to avoid - the law provided a hedge around them. For the Stoic it was an attempt to ‘ rise above passion to the state of total tranquillity’ .
  17. 17. Simeon the Stylite 37 years at the top of a pillar
  18. 18. H. N. Ridderbos: ‘it is necessary to recognise that it [holiness] does not in the first instance have a moral content’.
  19. 19. v 5 put to death v 6 rid yourselves of all such things put on the new self v 10 taken off your old self v12 clothe yourselves v 14 put on
  20. 20. unfailing divine initiative. Such a life of obedience is motivated and directed by a faith which finds God's grace its source of strength. T summons to sanctified living he calls, therefore, not for superficial moralistic acts of self-exertion, but for a sturdy kind of ‘ worldy’ holiness, rooted in wholehearted dedication to the Lord in all our Christian callings. It calls for covenant faithfulness, kingdom loyalty, in full reliance on an unfailing divine initiative. Such a life of obedience is motivated and directed by a faith which finds God's grace its source of strength. T summons to sanctified living he calls, therefore, not for superficial moralistic acts of self-exertion, but
  21. 21. 17 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.     23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

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