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Colossians, Chapter Three, Lesson One

PUTTING ASIDE SIN   Colossians 3:1-11             Print this Bible Study

STIMULATE

** At the conclusion of last week's study we learned the three areas in which all man centered religion will fail. Do you recall what they were according to chapter two, verse 23?

1) It is self-made religion. cf. Acts 17:23

2) It is self-abasement. We saw this before as a false humility we force upon ourselves for the purpose of being seen by others. cf. Matthew 6:5

3) It involves severe treatment of the body. Taking man made religion to a painful level, it is still exulting the creature rather than the Creator. cf. 1Kings 18:27-28

** How valuable is all of this man made effort to be religious, when applied to the war against fleshly indulgence?

It has "no value", in fact it actually makes matters worse by indulging the flesh with spiritual pride.

MOTIVATE

** Today we have the joy of moving on into chapter three of this wonderful epistle. As we do, we are going to observe the apostle Paul taking his instruction to the Colossians to a level of intense application. From here on, his letter will call the children of God to apply all that he has been teaching them. For us as well, Paul's instruction over the next three weeks is going to be extremely practical. He is going to show us the importance of:

PUTTING ASIDE SIN - Colossians 3:1-11

PUTTING ON LOVE - Colossians 3:12-17

SERVING THE LORD - Colossians 3:18-25

Please join me now in chapter three of Colossians, verses 1-11, as Paul gives us the reasons for every Christian to live their life each day by "Putting Aside Sin" for the glory of Christ!

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