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“Christ is All” (Col 3:5-4:1)
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“But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.” (vs8-11)

Christ is EVERYTHING to us. He is more than a theory; we elevate Him with our deeds, not only singing His praises, but we also live to glorify Him with obedience. He is everything to the church, everything in the bible, and He is everything in our new life and war against sin. Christ reveals Himself as our sanctifier, so we live obediently as partakers of His power. We were fornicators and liars, but now we speak the truth, reserve ourselves for marriage, and we live by His rules. We read, “Therefore put to death your members which are on the eart: fornication, uncleanness, evil passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them”.

The gospel doesn’t distinguish between rich and poor, Jew and Greek, or cultured and unsophisticated. The only distinction is holiness. God’s given us new life to spare us the wrath to come. He forgave us and changed our inward compass. Christ died for us, and now we live for Him.

We thank Him by our actions (vs12-17). We read, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do… and whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him”. We are GRATEFUL people, recounting mercies continually, and we are liberated by the Redeemer’s grace, humbled with freedom. We are elect, which means that God chose us before we chose Him (John 15:16). He loved us and made us His children, freely, without a cause in us. Therefore, since He forgives and we are complete in the Son, we see no reason to harbor grudges against others. He says, “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful”. We forgive, not to earn points in heaven, but to thank God and do as He commands. We look to Christ, not only as our acceptance with God, but also to walk acceptably to Him. We treat others in constant remembrance of our salvation, dwelling on the gospel internally. He says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and humns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord”.

We live by the gospel. We are not mere hearers of the word, but we respond submissively. We are real believers who see Christ worthy of imitation, and we TRUST Him with our behavior. God’s goodness is the goal we imitate in our treatment of others.

Our heavenly Father determines our earthly conduct (Col 3:18-4:1). We are under orders. We read, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality. Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.” Wives submit, husbands love, and children obey. The employee works for God, not the boss, and the boss rules the employee with his eye on God in heaven. We are not people who say, “Thank You for saving me”, and then forget to live like it. We have a Master in heaven ruling us, not with “touch not, taste not” religion, but real holiness. We are infatuated with Christ, right down to how we live. He is the goal of our behavior, the focus of our mind, and the Master that we follow willingly. We’ve seen our completeness in Him, and it lives to devotion and obedience. This is the believer’s life! Christ is all.

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Heshimu Colar, Pastor of The Gospel Church, faithfully proclaims the saving message of Jesus Christ, continually exalting Him in God's word as the Savior of...

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