|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Three, Lesson Two
PUTTING ON LOVE Colossians 3:12-17 Print this Bible Study
** Last week in Colossians 3:1-4 we saw three reasons, given to us by Paul, which should compel us to live our lives each day "Putting Aside Sin". Do you recall those reasons?
** We looked together at eleven areas of sin, both private and social. If the Lord made you aware of a sinful pattern in your life through last week's study, what should you have done with it by now?
** Having dealt with our sinful side last week, Paul turns a refreshing corner this week as he encourages the Colossians (and us as well) to live their life each day by "Putting On Love". It should be our desire to become more like Christ. We will see today how learning the Word of God is inextricably linked to "Putting On Love" and thereby becoming more like our beloved Savior. Please open your Bibles to Colossians 3:12-17 and let's read through our passage together.
Read passage (V.12-14) (V.15-17)
Putting On Love
V.12 ** The apostle Paul begins our passage with a reflective
look back to our study from last week. With the words "And so",
he is connecting what he is about to say with what he said in verses nine
and ten. What were the two statements made by Paul last week which referred
to our part in our sanctification?