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Colossians 3:6-7 Son's of Disobedience

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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. Colossians 3:6-7Today we will be looking at verses six and seven. These two verses provide information on the “wrath of God”, the “sons of disobedience” and a little something about the Christian.

Verse six and seven are connected to verse five. Or, better yet, we can say verse six is in conjunction with verse five and feeds through to verse seven. This is because of the word because. Because is the connector.

The word because can also be read as ‘by reason of this’. It tells us that by reason of the things we read in verse five, fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry, the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience.

“Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience” (v6)
So what is the wrath of God? It is God’s anger towards those things that He is against. Yes, G…

Colossians 3:6-7

Son's of Disobedience

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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. Colossians 3:6-7 Today we will be looking at verses six and seven. These two verses provide information on the “wrath of God”, the “sons of disobedience” and a little something about the Christian.

Verse six and seven are connected to verse five. Or, better yet, we can say verse six is in conjunction with verse five and feeds through to verse seven. This is because of the word because. Because is the connector.

The word because can also be read as ‘by reason of this’. It tells us that by reason of the things we read in verse five, fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry, the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience.

“Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience” (v6)
So what is the wrath of God? It is God’s anger towards those things that He is against. Yes,…

Colossians 3:5 Death to… Part 2

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5Greetings everyone,

So now we continue with the rest of the verse. We’ve already defined and provided examples of the words fornication and uncleanness. If you’d like to check these out go to Death to… part 1.

Here’s a quick summary of what we’ve read so far in Colossians 3:1-4: The apostle Paul is reminding us that since we are now of Jesus, we are supposed to be setting our hearts and minds on all things good or as Paul said “the things above” where Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father. With this is in mind, let’s continue.

So the rest of the things God calls us to get away/stay away from are:

Passion and evil desire

These are described by John MacArthur as “Similar terms that refer to sexual lust. “Passion” is the physical side of that vice, and “evil desire” is the mental side”.

Passion in Greek could either be good or bad a…

Colossians 3:5

Death to… Part 2

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5 Greetings everyone,

So now we continue with the rest of the verse. We’ve already defined and provided examples of the words fornication and uncleanness. If you’d like to check these out go to Death to… part 1.

Here’s a quick summary of what we’ve read so far in Colossians 3:1-4: The apostle Paul is reminding us that since we are now of Jesus, we are supposed to be setting our hearts and minds on all things good or as Paul said “the things above” where Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father. With this is in mind, let’s continue.

So the rest of the things God calls us to get away/stay away from are:

Passion and evil desire

These are described by John MacArthur as “Similar terms that refer to sexual lust. “Passion” is the physical side of that vice, and “evil desire” is the mental side”.

Passion in Greek could either be good or bad…

Colossians 3:5 Death to… Part 1

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5Attention all Christians! Yes, this is addressed to us…

Quick re-cap of verses one through four: Paul is speaking to the believer and is announcing that if we are in-Christ than we are to be setting our full heart and mind on Jesus and not on things of the earth. We’ve died to the things of the earth and now are alive in the things of Christ.

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth

Paul again mentions the word death in regards to our physical body and conscious efforts toward sin. He’s talking about putting the evil desires that creep up on us and sometimes take over us when we entertain thoughts that are not of Christ, to death. Does this mean that we kill our body? No, certainly not. That would be pretty crazy. It means that we slay or deprive of power, the evil desires that come our way.

Of course, we don’t do …

Colossians 3:5

Death to… Part 1

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5 Attention all Christians! Yes, this is addressed to us…

Quick re-cap of verses one through four: Paul is speaking to the believer and is announcing that if we are in-Christ than we are to be setting our full heart and mind on Jesus and not on things of the earth. We’ve died to the things of the earth and now are alive in the things of Christ.

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth

Paul again mentions the word death in regards to our physical body and conscious efforts toward sin. He’s talking about putting the evil desires that creep up on us and sometimes take over us when we entertain thoughts that are not of Christ, to death. Does this mean that we kill our body? No, certainly not. That would be pretty crazy. It means that we slay or deprive of power, the evil desires that come our way.

Of course, we don’…

Colossians 3:4 Christ’s Return. Let’s Get Movin’

When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory Colossians 3:4WOW! What an awesome promise.

This is being told to all who have fully placed their trust in Jesus; To those who have been born again; To those whose names have been written in the Lamb’s book of Life. WOW!

First I wondered what the Lord would have me write, and as I pondered the passage, I became very excited. I can’t describe the feeling, but my insides were filled with excitement over the truth that Christ is our life and even after death we will be appearing with Him at His second coming.

I’ve read the passage before, but this time it was different. Thank you Lord!

When Christ who is our life appears

As Christians, it is very important to know that Jesus is our life. We are no longer of this earth, but of Christ. As verse three states, we have died and our life is now hidden in Christ. Brothers and sisters, take this to heart. Breathe, live and clothe yourselves with Jesus daily so that you c…

Colossians 3:4

Christ’s Return. Let’s Get Movin’

When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory Colossians 3:4 WOW! What an awesome promise.

This is being told to all who have fully placed their trust in Jesus; To those who have been born again; To those whose names have been written in the Lamb’s book of Life. WOW!

First I wondered what the Lord would have me write, and as I pondered the passage, I became very excited. I can’t describe the feeling, but my insides were filled with excitement over the truth that Christ is our life and even after death we will be appearing with Him at His second coming.

I’ve read the passage before, but this time it was different. Thank you Lord!

When Christ who is our life appears

As Christians, it is very important to know that Jesus is our life. We are no longer of this earth, but of Christ. As verse three states, we have died and our life is now hidden in Christ. Brothers and sisters, take this to heart. Breathe, live and clothe yourselves with Jesus daily so that you…

Colossians 3:2-3 Keep Your Focus on Jesus

"Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God"In Colossians 3:1, we read that we are to be raised with Christ by seeking those things which are above. Above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.

Here in verse two we read…

“Set your mind on things above” Set means to put or bring your mind into a specified state which is to establish or focus your mind on Jesus. As a side note, I looked up the word “specified” and the meaning states to identify clearly and definitely. So our minds should be clearly focused on Jesus. Nothing in life should hinder this focus we are to have in Him.

So how do we set our minds on the things above? We pray (or converse with God). We read the Bible. And we apply it into our lives without compromise. We stay away from things that would make us lose our focus on Him e.g. drugs, bad habits, etc..

The second part of the verse says…

“Not on things on the earth” This doesn’t me…

Colossians 3:2-3

Keep Your Focus on Jesus

"Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God" In Colossians 3:1, we read that we are to be raised with Christ by seeking those things which are above. Above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.

Here in verse two we read…

“Set your mind on things above” Set means to put or bring your mind into a specified state which is to establish or focus your mind on Jesus. As a side note, I looked up the word “specified” and the meaning states to identify clearly and definitely. So our minds should be clearly focused on Jesus. Nothing in life should hinder this focus we are to have in Him.

So how do we set our minds on the things above? We pray (or converse with God). We read the Bible. And we apply it into our lives without compromise. We stay away from things that would make us lose our focus on Him e.g. drugs, bad habits, etc..

The second part of the verse says…

“Not on things on the earth” This doe…