Colossians 3: 1-17

Living as Those Made Alive in Christ

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[fn] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[fn] You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 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.

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Michele
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I’m running a bit late this am. This passage has to be sat with today so, I’ll be back later this afternoon. It’s got so many nuggets of ‘how to’ in it!

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Today’s Scriptures are very rich!! It was like a health meal!! Yummy and filling!! It brought so many different things to my mind as I read each verse!! The section on forgiveness stirred a lot of thoughts!! We had a best friend for about 30 years!! Lloyd and I were a family of 4!! Our BFF was the 5th member of our family!! She had 3 kids and Lloyd and I felt like we had 5 kids!! When my BFF and I fought through the years we were like 2 sisters!! Even if I was mad at her I still… Read more »

Michele
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You are wise to pray about it, Bonnie Boo. You will feel peace about it one way or another. Sometimes the reconciliation is on the inside of our selves and the relationship is broken. Sometimes we are called to restore relationship. I know you know this. Just saying it for myself as well. There is plenty in the Word guiding us through relationships that are unhealthy. Not all relationships survive broken trust. And to me, the ones that do require both sides being in the truth and willing to restore in that truth, restoration can not take place within the… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Michele Thank You so much for Your words of widom!! I am Praying about it!! I also talked it over with Lloyd!! I do believe that going back into that relationship would be so unhealthy!!
I love her and truly want her to be happy and Blessed!! I want her to have a beautiful life!! Most of all I want her to have a great relationship with the Lord!!
I Love You my Precious Michele Belle!! I think You are pretty awesome!!! Just saying!!

Michele
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1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Setting my mind on things above and not on earthly things is something I have to be very aware of. If I try to solve a problem without thinking about this, then automatically, I am looking to people, places and things. God will use people, places and things, but what I am finding is that when He brings those people, places and things that… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Michele I am so encouraged by sharing in this journey with You!! I am so impressed watching the mature process you are allowing the Lord to take you on!! You are allowing Him to be your guide and that tells me that where ever this road takes you, you will be in the exact right place!!! I know the Lord is with you and I am pretty convinced as you are going through this He is not worried or offended when you are honestly working thought the challenging process!! He has you my Precious Friend!!! He is not faint hearted… Read more »