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Colossians# 24 3-7 thru 3-10

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I.      Col 3:7-9

A.  At one time the Colossian Christians used to walk or live according to the ways of their world. (Before they were saved)

B.  He says in Verse 8, “But now you have put off these things.” (We can see change)

1.    He then goes on with another list, but at the end of verse 9 he says, “ye have put off the old man with his deeds.”

C.  Going back to verse 5 & ,6 Paul talks about some sins that I think it is pretty clear that those thing are to done away with.

1.    But in verses 8 & 9 he talks about more common sins, but even these sins need to be put away.

a)    He literally says, “Strip or throw these things off.”

b)    A forceful and deliberate act of riding yourself of these things.

2.    There are 6 sin the he mentions here.

a)    ANGER

(1)  Anger isn’t always a sin, but it can be. (Eph 4:26), Says, “Be ye angry, and sin not:”

b)    WRATH

(1)  In (Gal 5:20) it refers “wrath to a work of the flesh. (strong vengeful anger or indignation[1])

c)     3rd MALICE

(1)  Malice means, “Ill-will, spitefulness, desire to hurt or injure.”
(2)  Also means, “Hatred against a person that goes on and on, intense and long lasting bitterness against a person.”

d)    4th BLASPHEMY

(1)  That is “Speech that slanders, insults, hurts, injures, and shows contempt.

e)     5th is the sin of FILTHY COMMUNICATION

(1)  Which is foul speaking, low and obscene speech. Or shameful or abrasive speech.

f)      6th is LYING

(1)  Paul says, “Lie not one to another.”

3.    Why are we to put off these things?

a)    Because we have put off the “Old Man with his deeds.”

II.   Col 3:10

A.  We are to put on the “NEW MAN.”

B.  How do we put on the NEW MAN?

1.    It’s not so much that we have to step into a new suit, but rather we are to walk in the newness of life.

2.    The Bible tells us that we are a NEW CREATURE.

a)    When we received Jesus as our Lord and savior, our spirit was recreated. We became brand new as a new babe.

b)    The old things passed away. The old man passed away.

C.  Now the KJV says in verse 10 that this new man “Is Renewed in knowledge.”

1.    The actual Greek says, “Is BEING renewed in knowledge.”

2.    We are in a continual state of being renewed.

a)    The idea here is that in order for us to be victorious over sin (and really over the devil) we have to continuously be renewed.

(1)  Paul made reference to this continual state of renewal often.
(a)   Look at 2Cor 4:16, this was a renewing work of the Holy Spirit.
(b)   Look at Rom 12:2, this word “transformed” is actually the Greek work which we get “metamorphosis,” a total change from inside out.[2]

(i)     This metamorphosis only take place by a continual input of God’s Word, prayer, and Christian fellowship, and lifestyle[3]

(c)   Turn to Eph 4:23

(i)     This has to do with a continuous renewal, but where?

(ii)   The KJV says in the “spirit of your mind.” The AMP translation says, “having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude.”

b)    God what us to have this proper spiritual attitude so that we would be more like Him.

(1)  its goal is to make believers like Him, for the “new self [was] created to be like God” (Eph. 4:24). Adam was created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27), which included a moral and intellectual likeness to God. Though this image was not erased (but only effaced) by the Fall (Gen. 9:6; James 3:9), yet it was corrupted and needs to be repaired and renewed. Christians become increasingly like the Lord as they refresh their new natures, yielding to the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work.[4]

WOLCC Thurs. 8/7/2003


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[1]Merriam-Webster, I. (1996, c1993). Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary. Includes index. (10th ed.). Springfield, Mass., U.S.A.: Merriam-Webster.

[2]Walvoord, J. F., Zuck, R. B., & Dallas Theological Seminary. (1983-c1985). The Bible knowledge commentary : An exposition of the scriptures (Ro 12:1). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[3]Walvoord, J. F., Zuck, R. B., & Dallas Theological Seminary. (1983-c1985). The Bible knowledge commentary : An exposition of the scriptures (Ro 12:1). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[4]Walvoord, J. F., Zuck, R. B., & Dallas Theological Seminary. (1983-c1985). The Bible knowledge commentary : An exposition of the scriptures. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

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