21Fathers, do not provoke your children, or they may lose heart. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67). Jerome, the fourth century Bible scholar, says that when the apostle John was in his extreme old age, he was so weak that he had to be carried into the church meetings. 4When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. I. Charity is the greatest of graces in the width and extent of its sphere. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. But remember, there was only one church per city. This was the man who, with his brother, was so hotheaded that Jesus nicknamed them, “the sons of thunder.” But as he grew in Christ, he became known as “the apostle of love.”, At the end of the church meetings, the old apostle would be helped to his feet to give a word of exhortation to the church. 4:15). For this truly is the rule of our whole life, and of all our actions, so that everything that is not regulated according to it is faulty, whatever attractiveness it may otherwise possess. 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. New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken … Colossians 3:15, ESV: "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body.And be thankful." And be thankful. 12-14, choose one that you especially need and tell God you are willing for Him to develop this characteristic of Christ in you. He gives the name of the peace of God to that which God has established among us, as will appear from what follows. . If you didn’t like the church or had a falling out with someone in that church, you were stuck. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. 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. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Colossians 3:12-17. Don’t throw a pity party and adopt a martyr complex. The ligaments hold different body parts together. 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. Paul assumes that in the church, there will be complaints against one another (Col. 3:13). Don’t gossip to others about what that person did to you, trying to line up people on your side. 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 … 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). Colossians 3:15 is one of the most misused verses in the Bible. And be thankful. 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. 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.”. “Him? Q. While peace rules, all is safe.” — Dr. A. Clarke. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 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. Colossians 3:15. Colossians 3. Read Colossians 3:12-17. What does that look like? EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The recipients of this letter were mostly Gentile Christians. Amplified: For I bear him testimony that he has labored hard in your behalf and for [the believers] in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis. In verse 9 Paul says that Christians have "laid aside (or have taken off like a garment) the old self with its practices." Practical love shown in peaceful relationships is of prime importance for everyone who calls Jesus Lord. 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. His *life gave *light to everybody. 3. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, Colossians 3:14-15 -- On Perfection, Peace, and Puzzle Glue "And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And as the uniting bond of maturity, we are to put on love—not in word only, but the kind of love that eats the broccoli—love that shows itself in peaceful relationships in the church. 445445 c. ult. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. waste.     “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.” Everyone just gets along and you can feel the love the minute you walk in the door of the church. You were instructed to put off bad behaviors. Review what you have learned in Colossians so far (give verses). If it were, it couldn’t be commanded. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? 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 Denomination: Baptist. Other graces have particular things with which they are more intimately concerned; special parts of life on which they throw the light of their charm; special times in which they actively operate. Colossians 3:14, KJV: "And above all these things put … 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. And, in this new man, as those chosen of God, holy and beloved, we also must “put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience; bearing with one another and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you” (Col. 3:12-13). (Colossians 3:2-3, NIV) "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. All who are with me greet you. So they asked him why he constantly repeated the same message. 16:23). To see love personified, look at Jesus. [Note: these are also fruit of the Spirit along with Galatians 5:22-2… 2:12-13), that’s not even close to what Paul is talking about here. 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 … Paul goes on to show how biblical love works in the church: Colossians 3:15: “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Note four things: The peace with God that comes from trusting in Christ as your Savior and Lord is the basis for peace with other believers. The goal of love is always to present every person mature in Christ (Col. 1:28), so that God may be glorified through each person. 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.”. 14. Genesis 3:15 is commonly called the “Protevangelium” — a term that essentially signifies the idea of “first gospel proclamation.” In the American Standard Translation (1901), the text reads as follows: All the while you can smile politely and say, “I love broccoli, but not enough to eat it.”. So, when you’re wronged by a fellow Christian, don’t focus on your rights that were violated. We have put off the old man with its immorality, anger, and lying. This I command you, that you love one another.”, Romans 13:8, 10: “Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law…. The Lord knows that I’ve tried to be nice to her, but there has to be a limit on how much you do for someone like her.” Okay. And when you get hurt there, don’t worry—there are dozens more churches in town. Colossians 1: 1-14----- FROM Isaiah we come back to the New Testament, and to the letter of Paul to the Colossians. The Spirit baptizes all who are called into the one body of Christ (1 Cor. It’s absolutely essential for all Christians! 50:3, Offic. It always slops over onto my brother as I remember that God graciously has saved him, too. It is not mentioned in Acts, as Paul did not personally visit there.     “Rule in your hearts, (βραβεύετο.) 11In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all! 2. Scriptural Commentary (or Inspired Babbling) Thursday, December 16, 2010. Beginning in verse 12 Paul describes what spiritual clothing followers of Jesus must wear. Matthew 22:39: After stating that the greatest commandment is to love God with your entire being, Jesus added, “The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”, John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. I’ll pray for you!” Rather, you get up and help! (Colossians 3:17, NIV) References The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. When he bids us be thankful, I do not take this as referring so much to the remembrance of favors, as to sweetness of manners. 448448 Forgive as the Lord forgave you." Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together into fullness and maturity. — Ed. Glorifying God is the highest good for every person. The rendering that has been given by others, “ super omnia haec ,” ( above all these things,) instead of insuper, ( over and above ,) is, in my opinion, meagre. 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 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. 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. The emphasis is placed on the word "love." A very brief introduction may be helpful. How does reading that you are “dearly loved” / “beloved” make you feel? Read Colossians 3:12-17. Colossians 3:14, KJV: "And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." 13 Bear with one another; forgive each other if one of you has a complaint against another. The sixth expression of the new nature, which can be understood as needing to be "put on" is love. he who has vanquished all the others carries off the palm, so he would have the peace of God be superior to all carnal affections, which often hurry us on to contentions, disagreements, quarrels, secret grudges. 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. Colossians 4:13 For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. See Cic. Read Colossians 3:12-17. If you think that love is a warm, fuzzy feeling or that it means always being nice, you’re missing the heart of biblical love. Virtutum omnium chorum. 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. It would be more suitable to render it, Before all these things. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive. 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. 1. It’s not enough, husbands, to say with kindness and sympathy, “I’m sorry, honey, that you’ve got to do all those dishes, get the kids bathed and into bed, and finish doing the laundry. — Ed. Do you love your fellow Christians in this church? Colossians 3:1-17: 2020-05-18 Community Is . Called into one body, allow the Messiah's peace to have sway over your hearts. 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. Does loving my brother mean that I must like him and want to spend a lot of time with him? And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. He blasted the Pharisees as hypocrites and a brood of vipers (Matt. 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. Grace be with you all. Colossians 3:14-15: Put On Charity: Download: Outline: 20. 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. 12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. The truth is, we’re a lot like porcupines. 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. 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. In verse 5 Paul gave a list of things to put to death. As Paul says (Eph. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 3for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 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. And be thankful. 446446 He would always say, “Little children, love one another.” After many weeks of this same message given over and over, the church grew weary of hearing it. They emphasized certain legalistic rules as the way to spiritual growth. 2. Bowels of mercies, kindness. event of their having love. The wise apostle said, “Because it is the commandment of the Lord and the observation of it alone is sufficient.” (Cited in Clarke’s Commentary [Abingdon-Cokesbury Press], 1:628.). Let preserving that unity be the deciding factor in how you act.” He makes a similar point in Romans 14:19: “Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.”. 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). God. And above all these things — As including them all, and indeed being the source from whence they flow; put on charity — Την αγαπην , love, namely, to God, his people, and all mankind; which is the bond of perfectness — Which both contains the whole of Christian perfection, and connects all the parts of it together. All rights reserved. is comprehended under it. (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." They have died to these; but one day when Christ…appears, they will live with Christ in the presence of God (Col 3:3–4). Always be thankful. A very brief introduction may be helpful. 12:13). How has our cultural idea of love hindered or affected our obedience to biblical love? 6:1). “Rule in your hearts, (βραβεύετο.) 50:3, Offic. ... Scripture: Colossians 3:14-15, Ephesians 5:1-2. Le mot Grec signifie aucunesfois, Enclins a rendre graces, et recognoistre les benefices que nous receuons, Si nous auons les cœurs et les sens abbreuuez de ceste affection de n’estre point ingrats. That biblical love shows itself means that it’s not empty talk. “Love is kind” (1 Cor. 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. That he may commend it the more, he calls it the bond of perfection, meaning by this, that the troop of all the virtues v5 The *light continues to shine in the darkness. I am a milk drinker. 7These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. There was mutual contempt. Living the New Life. It would be more suitable to render it, Before all these things. 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. A little girl stayed for dinner at the home of her first grade friend. Like Linus, we love humanity; it’s people we can’t stand! 1:26-31; Rom. 1. Hence he says, in our hearts; because we constantly feel there great conflicts, while the flesh lusteth against the Spirit. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. . The Gospel reading from Matthew describes a scene where Jesus, now engaged in his public ministry, returned to visit Nazareth, the place where he grew up. v4 He gave *life to everything that God created. 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. She’s a gossip. SermonAudio.com - Colossians 3 Sermons. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: marturo gar auto oti echei polun ponon uper umon kai ton en Laodikeia kai ton en Ierapolei. And be thankful. As God’s dearly loved children, with what good behaviors are you to now “clothe yourself” (verses 12-14)? When, however, we grant that love is righteousness, they groundlessly and childishly take occasion from this to maintain, that we are justified by love, for where will perfect love be found? I love the Lord’s people!” Well, then, why are you and that brother not on speaking terms? And the *Word was God himself. 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). Colossians 3:14-15. We love the brethren, but not enough to work out our differences. (Colossians 3:17, NIV) References Yes, we love broccoli, but not enough to eat it. 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. You can’t work up warm, fuzzy feelings for someone at will. Colossians 4:13 For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis. Where is the biblical balance? 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. 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. 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 Thus, sometimes love has to gently confront the other person, seeking to help him or her grow to be more like Christ. "Put on the new self" or "new man." 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