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A Different Kind of People II. Colossians 3:12-17. Colosse. Town in Asia Minor Church threatened by false teaching Christ is sufficient Legal Standing Changed (1:22) We Are Made New (2:11-13). CHURCH. Church is a new type of humanity Outposts of heaven; a new type of culture

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A different kind of people ii

A Different Kind of People II

Colossians 3:12-17


Colosse

Colosse

  • Town in Asia Minor

  • Church threatened by false teaching

  • Christ is sufficient

    • Legal Standing Changed (1:22)

    • We Are Made New (2:11-13)


Church

CHURCH

  • Church is a new type of humanity

  • Outposts of heaven; a new type of culture

  • Matthew 5:14-16

  • We must change to reflect

    who we are


New clothing

New Clothing

  • We are God’s chosen people

  • We are God’s holy people

  • We are God’s dearly loved people


New clothing1

New Clothing

  • Compassion— “bowels of compassion”

  • Bowels were looked at as seat or center of our emotions

  • It relates to feelings of mercy

    and compassion


New clothing2

New Clothing

  • Compassion

    • Mercy when not deserved (Mt. 18:25-27)

    • Mercy and tender concern for lost

      and hurting (Mt. 9:36-37)


New clothing3

New Clothing

  • Kindness– Included in the nine-fold description of the fruit of the Spirit

  • Ps. 34:8

  • We are to grow to be

    genuinely kind in nature


New clothing4

New Clothing

  • Humility

  • In ancient world seen as weakness

  • Jesus showed us the power of humility


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New Clothing

  • Gentleness—closely related to humility

  • Not spinelessness but willingness to suffer a wrong and still wish the good of the other

    person (Numbers 12:1 ff)

  • Galatians 6:1


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New Clothing

  • Patience

    • Makrothumia

    • We put up with exasperating

      conduct

    • We bear with each other’s

      idiosyncrasies


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