We have put off the old man with its immorality, anger, and lying. God is at work in his life, in spite of how he may have wronged me. In Colossians 3:10-17 Paul tells us to put on the new person in Christ. Colossians 3:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV) 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 10and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. Practical love shown in peaceful relationships must be our priority in the body of Christ. c. ult. Colossians 3:15. 14. The present tense refers to the continual action "which is ever being renewed" in the believer. He employs, however, a very appropriate metaphor; for as among wrestlers, 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Colossians 3:14, NIV: "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. So your words, your attitudes, your nonverbal communication, your actions—whatever you do—must be aimed at peace and biblical unity with the other person. Just as you don’t have the choice of picking your natural brothers and sisters, so you don’t have the choice of picking your spiritual brothers and sisters. 2:14), “He Himself is our peace, who made both groups [Jew & Gentile] into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall.” Outside of Christ, the Jews and the Gentiles despised each other. Amplified: For I bear him testimony that he has labored hard in your behalf and for [the believers] in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis. ἐπί. 1. We often glamorize it, thinking how wonderful it must have been. Colossians 3:15 Commentaries: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together into fullness and maturity. For God has reconciled us to himself in Christ, (2 Corinthians 5:18,) with this view, that we may live in entire harmony among ourselves. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. I. Charity is the greatest of graces in the width and extent of its sphere. The *Word caused all things to exist. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? It involves the emotions, but it isn’t primarily a feeling. Have you ever thought about what it would have been like to have been a part of the first century church? And let the peace of God rule in your hearts. In Colossae, there wasn’t a church for Jewish Baptists and another for Gentile Presbyterians and another for Scythian charismatics. New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken … We can’t look at them all, but I want to read a few so that you see the strong emphasis God’s Word puts on love. The hostess said, “I thought you said you loved broccoli.” The girl replied sweetly, “Oh, yes ma’am, I do, but not enough to eat it.”. The vegetable was buttered broccoli and the mother asked if she liked it. Everyone just gets along and you can feel the love the minute you walk in the door of the church. Colossians 3:15 Context. We love the brethren, but not enough to work out our differences. Does love require being good friends? EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The recipients of this letter were mostly Gentile Christians. He blasted the Pharisees as hypocrites and a brood of vipers (Matt. The last in a four-part series on Colossians, this passage gives practical counsel on how to enact the letter’s theological themes in everyday life. It’s absolutely essential for all Christians! The truth is, we’re a lot like porcupines. To see love personified, look at Jesus. 9Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices How has our cultural idea of love hindered or affected our obedience to biblical love? As, however it is difficult to restrain them, he points out also the remedy, that the peace of God may carry the victory, because it must be a bridle, by which carnal affections may be restrained. That biblical love shows itself means that it’s not empty talk. Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, 4. He would have it reign in our hearts. 50:3, Offic. SermonAudio.com - Colossians 3 Sermons. A very brief introduction may be helpful. If, in a fit of anger, you cut yourself off from another Christian, whether in the church or in your own family, it’s like amputating part of your body. They emphasized certain legalistic rules as the way to spiritual growth. “Bond” is the same word translated “ligaments” in Colossians 2:19. v5 The *light continues to shine in the darkness. You either had to work out your problems or stop being a Christian. He deliberately provoked them by healing people on the Sabbath, when He could have been “nice” and waited until the next day. (Colossians 3:2-3, NIV) "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. I’ve heard some respected Bible teachers pull this verse totally out of context and say that it’s teaching that an inner feeling of peace is a major factor in how you determine God’s will for your life. The application of Paul's statement in Ephesians 2:10 is becoming ever clearer. Put on some fresh, new clothes. put on charity, or brotherly love, for without this all is nothing; they will only be done in show and appearance, in mere guise and hypocrisy, if love is wanting; this actuates and exercises all the rest; it is only from this principle that true sympathy, real kindness, undisguised humility, and meekness, patient longsuffering, and forbearance, and hearty … When church elders, committees, and other bodies need to make a decision, their choice should in large measure be based upon what will bring peace to the church in the matter without compromising the gospel of Jesus Christ. 12-14, choose one that you especially need and tell God you are willing for Him to develop this characteristic of Christ in you. Colosse was a considerable city of Phrygia. Using metaphors related to spatial location, and stripping off and putting on clothes, it portrays how we might actually live into our baptismal union with the Messiah’s death and resurrection. He gives the name of the peace of God to that which God has established among us, as will appear from what follows. The book of Colossians is unique in its presentation of Christ’s relationship to the church. #love #new year #new years resolutions #the new year #colossians 3 #colossians 3:14-15 #colossians #resolution Do you love your fellow Christians in this church? The fact that God called you and placed you in the one body of Christ means that being a Christian means being committed to a local church. We can’t just move on to the church down the street. And the *Word was God himself. Do you love broccoli—enough to eat it? For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”, Galatians 5:22: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love ….”, Ephesians 5:1-2: “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”, Philippians 1:9: “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment ….”, 1 Thessalonians 3:12: “may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you.”. While that may be a factor (2 Cor. Do you love your brothers and sisters in Christ—enough to work through relational hurts so that the peace of Christ in His one body will shine through to a lost world that is marked by broken relationships? And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. 21Fathers, do not provoke your children, or they may lose heart. It was as if the old man’s brain had stuck on this one thing. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”, 1 Corinthians 13:13-14:1: “But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1. Why go through the effort, the bother, and the pain of working through relational problems? Colossians 3:14. But I don’t know of any happy families where there are never any conflicts or misunderstandings. Grace be with you all. I love the Lord’s people!” Well, then, why are you and that brother not on speaking terms? He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More, 4. And be thankful. As long as we keep our distance, everything is fine. 23Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters, Thus, sometimes love has to gently confront the other person, seeking to help him or her grow to be more like Christ. Just go to another church where the people are more loving. (Eph. Pursue love ….” Moffatt translates, “Make love your aim.”, 1 Corinthians 16:14: “Let all that you do be done in love.”, Galatians 5:6: “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.”, Galatians 5:13b-14: “Through love serve one another. 13 Bear with one another; forgive each other if one of you has a complaint against another. A little girl stayed for dinner at the home of her first grade friend. Colossians 3:14, ESV: "And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Colossians 3:15. — Ed. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. Ephesians is characterized by long sentences and developed theological concepts (Col. 1:3-14, 15-23; 2:1-10, 14-18, 19-22; 3:1-12, 14-19; 4:11-16; 6:13-20). Convenient “love” is not love at all. Rather, seek and extend Christ’s peace between you and the one who offended you with a thankful heart as you realize how gracious God was to call you to salvation and to place you in the body of Christ. Living the New Life. And when you get hurt there, don’t worry—there are dozens more churches in town. In Colossians 3:12-17 Paul is continuing to show what a life raised with Christ looks like. ~ Colossians 3:14-15 ESV. “Rule in your hearts, (βραβεύετο.) Christ loved us by sacrificing Himself on the cross. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”, John 15:12, 17: “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you…. For as all the things that he has hitherto enumerated flow from love, he now on good grounds exhorts the Colossians to cherish love among themselves, for the sake of these things — that they may be merciful, gentle, ready to forgive, as though he had said, that they would be such only in the Called into one body, allow the Messiah's peace to have sway over your hearts. 13:4).     “En son nom et authorite;” — “In his own name and authority.” While we must hold to the fundamental doctrines of the faith, we need to remember that love is a fundamental practice of the faith. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together into fullness and maturity. Biblical Commentary Ephesians 3:14-21. . How are you described at the beginning of verse 12? And the peace of God. Biblical love is also caring. Reread Colossians 3:12-14. 18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Colossians 3:14-15 New King James Version (NKJV) 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. This is the reason why it is called here the bond of perfection; because there is nothing in our life that is well regulated if it be not directed towards it, but everything that we attempt is mere Commentaries on the Readings: Genesis 1:26-2:3 or Colossians 3:14-15,17,23-24; Matthew 13:54-58. Write out verse 12. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. God. It would be more suitable to render it, Before all these things. The grace of charity. If it were, it couldn’t be commanded. He writes that we are indeed saved by grace through faith. I. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye … “Oh, yes,” you say, “the Lord commanded us to love one another. 12 Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. 3. On account of all these things. 19Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly. There is nothing in the context about how an individual determines God’s will. For the genuine exposition of the passage is this — that other things will be in a desirable state as to our life, if love be exercised among us. He adds, But such things always lead to pride, strife, and division. insuper, (over and above,) is, in my opinion, meagre. And he calls himself a Christian!” I see. If there is love in a family or in a church, it’s the result of deliberate effort to work through disagreements and hurt feelings. 7These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. She’s a gossip. So Paul is saying, “When you’re faced with a potential or real conflict, decide how you act or what you say based on the peace Christ secured on the cross between you and the other person, no matter how different the two of you may be. v2 The *Word was present with God at the beginning of all things.. v3 God made everything by means of the *Word. In Colossae, false teachers were promoting their philosophy and knowledge. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: marturo gar auto oti echei polun ponon uper umon kai ton en Laodikeia kai ton en Ierapolei. On account of all these things. The translators supply "put on" from the previous verse. Mid Acts Commentaries Topic Pages FAQ. * [3:1–4] By retaining the message of the gospel that the risen, living Christ is the source of their salvation, the Colossians will be free from false religious evaluations of the things of the world (Col 3:1–2). law is not righteousness, but rather on this ground, that as we are all transgressors of the law, we are, in consequence of our being destitute of any righteousness of our own, constrained to borrow righteousness from Christ. Used by Don’t gossip to others about what that person did to you, trying to line up people on your side. While peace rules, all is safe.” — Dr. A. Clarke. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. 4:15). How does reading that you are “dearly loved” / “beloved” make you feel? Colossians 3:14-17. Some commentators think that when Paul calls love “the perfect bond of unity,” he means that love binds or ties into one all of the virtues mentioned in verses 12 & 13, much as a belt or sash in that day held together all the other pieces of clothing. event of their having love. In other words, true conversion that brings peace with God is the basis for peaceful relationships on the heart level with others, even with others who are very different than you are. in one body, meaning by this, that we cannot be in a state of agreement with God otherwise than by being united among ourselves as members of one body. Colossians 3:14-15 06/13/2004. 1:1-note) (Colossians 3 Commentary) Beloved ( 25 ) ( agapao see related study of noun agape ) is a verb which means to love unconditionally and sacrificially as God Himself loves sinful men (John 3:16) and the way He loves the Son (John 3:35, 15:9, 17:23, 24). And above all these things put on charity. Read Colossians 3:1-17. There are at least 55 direct commandments in the New Testament telling us to love one another, plus many other exhortations to practice loving qualities (like compassion, kindness, and patience). And be grateful, both toward God and toward one another, thankful that God chose you and called you to be members of Christ’s one body. By "the peace of God" is meant, either the peace believers have with God, which is his gift, and passes all understanding, and flows from a comfortable apprehension of interest in the blood, righteousness, and atonement of Christ; or rather that peace which does, or should subsist among the saints themselves, which God is the author of, calls … 12:13). And (or, ‘but;’ the same being slightly in contrast with what precedes) above ill these things. Yet, Jesus always acted in love. Colossians 3. (Tts 3:14-15) Remember to do good deeds. His *life gave *light to everybody. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to So to have peace between these culturally diverse groups, not just a tense cease-fire, but peace on the heart level, these very different groups had to have hearts that had been changed by Jesus Christ. . He knew that we all would be inclined to skate around his command by giving a grudging “peace.” We’re all wired to look out for our own interests by saying, “I’ll meet him in the middle, but I’m not going to go all the way. The metaphor is the same in verse nine. And be thankful. And be thankful. The child politely replied, “Oh, yes, I love it!” But when the broccoli was passed she declined to take any. Does loving my brother mean that I must like him and want to spend a lot of time with him? (Galatians 5:17.). Colossians 3:1-17: 2020-05-18 Community Is . I am a milk drinker. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation, Related Topics: Christian Life, Relationships, Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. 3for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 24since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ. We, however, do not say that men are justified by faith alone, on the ground that the observance of the Here’s an expanded paraphrase that gives the sense of these two verses: Around all of these character qualities (compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, and forgiveness), wrap love, the ligament that links mature members of the body together. Colossians 3:14–15 The New International Version 14 And over all these virtues put on love,z which binds them all together in perfect unity.a 15 Let the peace of Christb rule in your hearts, since as members of one bodyc you were called to peace.d And be thankful. The Spirit baptizes all who are called into the one body of Christ (1 Cor. (Colossians 3:13, NIV) "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." “Le mot Grec signifie aucunesfois, Enclins a rendre graces, et recognoistre les benefices que nous receuons;” — “The Greek word means sometimes — having a disposition to give thanks, and to acknowledge the favors that we receive.”, “En son nom et authorite;” — “In his own name and authority.”, “Si nous auons les cœurs et les sens abbreuuez de ceste affection de n’estre point ingrats;” — “If we have our hearts and minds thoroughly imbued with this disposition of being not unthankful.”. Read Introduction to Colossians “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” “And let the peace of God” The better manuscripts translate “the peace of God” with “the peace of Christ.” If we know Christ’s peace, we know that God accepts us by his grace. permission. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful." On account of all these things. Colossians 3:14(NASB) Verse Thoughts What an amazing privilege it is to be a new creation in Christ.. forgiven of our sin, loved by the Lord, accepted in the Beloved, heirs of God and joint-heirs with the Lord Jesus.. and Paul lays out in no uncertain terms, our duty and delight towards the preeminent Christ - … And let the peace which Christ secured at the cross, which broke down the barrier and made all you different people into one new man, be the deciding factor in your hearts in any conflict. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Colossians 3:12-17. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Colossians 3:14. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. This is the emotional side of love. Why are there hard feelings between you and that sister over there? Amplified: For I bear him testimony that he has labored hard in your behalf and for [the believers] in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis. Today, Christians who get their feelings hurt just move on to another church. If anyone has a complaint against another, be forgiving, just as the Lord has forgiven you (Colossians 3:13). If every time you get stuck you move on, you’ll never know the joy of true Christian love and the testimony of the Lord’s church will suffer. Colossians 3:12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved (RPPMPN) put on (2PAPM) a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Endusasthe ( 2PAPM) oun os eklektoi tou theou, ha gioi kai egapemenoi, splagchna (bowels) oiktirmou (of mercy) ch restoteta, tapeinophrosunen, prauteta, makrothumian. 13Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Excellence, Honor, Respect By Rick Gillespie- Mobley May 10,2020 Psalm 139-13-18 Colossians 3:12-17 Today is Mother’s Day which is a time in which we say thank you to all the mothers and special women in our lives who have made us better than what we were. The Lord picks them and you’ve got to get along with them. 23:33).     “Rule in your hearts, (βραβεύετο.) Here’s my definition, which I derived from several texts, such as Ephesians 5:2 & 25): Love is a self-sacrificing, caring commitment which shows itself in seeking the highest good of the one loved. 8But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. The clause, to which ye are called, intimates what manner of peace this is — that unity which Christ has consecrated among us under his own direction. When he speaks the people of the town are amazed: “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?” 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 2. 4When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 445445 You put love into shoe leather by seeking peace in difficult situations, realizing that we were not called to be individual Christians; we were called to be one body. Colossians 3:16-17: Worshiping the Lord: Download: Outline: 21. Colossians 3:14-15 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE) 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. c. ult. 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