(NASB: Lockman)Greek: marturo gar auto oti echei polun ponon uper umon kai ton en Laodikeia kai ton en Ierapolei. c. ult. Yet to deny essential doctrine is to deny the faith. On account of all these things. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together into fullness and maturity. The rendering that has been given by others, “super omnia haec,” (above all these things,) instead of So Paul is saying, “When you’re faced with a potential or real conflict, decide how you act or what you say based on the peace Christ secured on the cross between you and the other person, no matter how different the two of you may be. 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. The truth is, we’re a lot like porcupines. 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). "Put on the new self" or "new man." Q. ~ Colossians 3:14-15 ESV. . 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. v5 The *light continues to shine in the darkness. I. The book of Colossians is unique in its presentation of Christ’s relationship to the church. It is not mentioned in Acts, as Paul did not personally visit there. Colossians 3:1-17: 2020-05-18 Community Is . Colossians 3:15 Context. The word translated “rule” means “to act as umpire.” It focuses on making a decision in a given situation. I love the Lord’s people!” Well, then, why are you and that brother not on speaking terms? I love a cold glass of milk, sometimes a Commentary on Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24 St. Paul speaks to the Colossians about the way they are to live as a community, dedicated to Christian principles and compassionate to all. And let the peace which Christ secured at the cross, which broke down the barrier and made all you different people into one new man, be the deciding factor in your hearts in any conflict. The *Word was with God. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together into fullness and maturity. 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. “Calling” refers to God’s effectual call to salvation, based on His choosing you (Col. 3:12; 1 Cor. He knew that we all would be inclined to skate around his command by giving a grudging “peace.” We’re all wired to look out for our own interests by saying, “I’ll meet him in the middle, but I’m not going to go all the way. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More, 4. 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. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? [Note: these are also fruit of the Spirit along with Galatians 5:22-2… So Paul is showing the church that true Christianity means being identified with Jesus Christ in His death and resurrection. 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. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 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). Virtutum omnium chorum. How has our cultural idea of love hindered or affected our obedience to biblical love? 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. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67). insuper, (over and above,) is, in my opinion, meagre. The emphasis is placed on the word "love." 4When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Thankfulness focuses on God and His blessings, not on me and my offended rights. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive. If every time you get stuck you move on, you’ll never know the joy of true Christian love and the testimony of the Lord’s church will suffer. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, for to this you were called as members of one body. It takes Colossians as a starting point and draws out its theological implications. I am a milk drinker. “Him? And let the peace of God rule in your hearts. 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 3:14, KJV: "And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." I have chosen, however, the more ordinary signification of the word The metaphor is the same in verse nine. Colossians 3:14, NIV: "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." In other words, true conversion that brings peace with God is the basis for peaceful relationships on the heart level with others, even with others who are very different than you are. Colossians 3:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Colossians 3:14, NIV: "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." He adds, It would be more suitable to render it, Before all these things. event of their having love. God. Do you know what she said about me behind my back? Colossians 3:14. All rights reserved. WELCOME. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. It’s not a commitment to make the other person immediately happy, but rather to seek the person’s highest good. Today, Christians who get their feelings hurt just move on to another church. In Colossae, there wasn’t a church for Jewish Baptists and another for Gentile Presbyterians and another for Scythian charismatics. Don’t gossip to others about what that person did to you, trying to line up people on your side. The translators supply "put on" from the previous verse. We wouldn’t need to be kind and patient, bearing with one another and forgiving each other (Col. 3:12-13) if we all got along all the time. And be thankful. 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.”. 9Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices 50:3, Offic. we shall without fail be inclined to cherish mutual affection among ourselves. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. You put love into shoe leather by seeking peace in difficult situations, realizing that we were not called to be individual Christians; we were called to be one body. So, when you’re wronged by a fellow Christian, don’t focus on your rights that were violated. waste. If anyone has a complaint against another, be forgiving, just as the Lord has forgiven you (Colossians 3:13). — Ed. Called into one body, allow the Messiah's peace to have sway over your hearts. The various reading “peace of Christ” is not only recommended by MS. authority, but has the advantage of bringing the expression into connection with the great words of our Lord, “Peace I leave you,” etc. And he calls himself a Christian!” I see. 6On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. Amplified: For I bear him testimony that he has labored hard in your behalf and for [the believers] in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis. And be thankful. 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…. And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. v2 The *Word was present with God at the beginning of all things.. v3 God made everything by means of the *Word. 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 … The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. Does loving my brother mean that I must like him and want to spend a lot of time with him? 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 24since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ. 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. And be thankful. 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. We, however, do not say that men are justified by faith alone, on the ground that the observance of the 12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 2. “Her? 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." Greet those who love us in the faith. 50:3, Offic. 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. Convenient “love” is not love at all. The *Word caused all things to exist. 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. Outward “peace” is only superficial if your heart is not right with God. Since Paul’s concern here is not so much the unity of the various virtues, but rather the unity of the Greeks and Jews, barbarians, Scythians, slaves and freemen in the one body (Col. 3:11), I understand him to mean that biblical love is what binds us together as we grow to maturity in Christ (Eph. 14. Then, trust Him to do it. Put on some fresh, new clothes. may live perfectly among themselves.     “Le mot Grec signifie aucunesfois, Enclins a rendre graces, et recognoistre les benefices que nous receuons;” — “The Greek word means sometimes — having a disposition to give thanks, and to acknowledge the favors that we receive.” Paul assumes that in the church, there will be complaints against one another (Col. 3:13). “Love,” say they, “is the bond of perfection: now perfection is righteousness; therefore we are justified by love.” The answer is twofold; for Paul here is not reasoning as to the manner in which men are made perfect in the sight of God, but as to the manner in which they If you lived in Colossae and became a Christian, you were a member of the church in Colossae. 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? Yes, we love broccoli, but not enough to eat it. v1 When the world began, the *Word (Jesus) existed already. 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. And be thankful. In several places, such as I John 2:29; 3:3; 3:9-14; and 5:1-4, John expressly states what the responsibilities of a converted person are.In these verses, the work of keeping the commandments is plainly shown. So they asked him why he constantly repeated the same message. 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. Read Colossians 3:1-17. Colossians 3:14-15: And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 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. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 12:13). But that is foreign to New Testament Christianity. And be thankful. Finally, live in gratitude (Colossians 3:14-15). The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same.. 14 Over all these clothes, put on love, the perfect bond.. 15 And may the peace of Christ reign in your hearts, because it is for this that you were called together in one body. Why go through the effort, the bother, and the pain of working through relational problems? By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”, John 15:12, 17: “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you…. Reread Colossians 3:12-14. 1. 1. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." How are you described at the beginning of verse 12? 444444 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: 25For the wrongdoer will be paid back for whatever wrong has been done, and there is no partiality. Colossians 3:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV) 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 19Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. We learned in the last lesson the Bible often likens behavior to a garment, both bad and good. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The recipients of this letter were mostly Gentile Christians. SermonAudio.com - Colossians 3 Sermons. The child politely replied, “Oh, yes, I love it!” But when the broccoli was passed she declined to take any. The ligaments hold different body parts together. He would have it reign in our hearts. And above all these things put on charity. The grace of charity. Biblical love is also caring. Colossians 1: 1-14----- FROM Isaiah we come back to the New Testament, and to the letter of Paul to the Colossians. Colossians 3:15. A very brief introduction may be helpful. Denomination: Baptist. As long as we keep our distance, everything is fine. Like Linus, we love humanity; it’s people we can’t stand! The Spirit baptizes all who are called into the one body of Christ (1 Cor. While peace rules, all is safe.” — Dr. A. Clarke. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. Have you ever thought about what it would have been like to have been a part of the first century church? 13Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Why are there hard feelings between you and that sister over there? Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive. 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. 2. “Bond” is the same word translated “ligaments” in Colossians 2:19. It’s absolutely essential for all Christians! 6:1). 3. But such things always lead to pride, strife, and division. 23:33). Is it always possible (see Rom. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And be grateful, both toward God and toward one another, thankful that God chose you and called you to be members of Christ’s one body. 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. Does love require being good friends? In verse 5 Paul gave a list of things to put to death. Colosse was a considerable city of Phrygia. Just attending church occasionally but not getting to know others in the body and not serving in some capacity is increasingly common in American Christianity. 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. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. “Rule in your hearts, (βραβεύετο.) Sometimes He spoke harshly to His disciples: “Get behind Me, Satan” (Matt. Colossians 3:14. Staying Healthy: Of the good qualities listed in vv. The vegetable was buttered broccoli and the mother asked if she liked it. * [3:1–4] By retaining the message of the gospel that the risen, living Christ is the source of their salvation, the Colossians will be free from false religious evaluations of the things of the world (Col 3:1–2). Here’s my definition, which I derived from several texts, such as Ephesians 5:2 & 25): Love is a self-sacrificing, caring commitment which shows itself in seeking the highest good of the one loved. Colossians 1: 1-14----- FROM Isaiah we come back to the New Testament, and to the letter of Paul to the Colossians. — Ed. c. ult. Hence, with the view of removing ambiguity, I prefer to render it, “Be (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." Not simply ‘in addition to,’ nor ‘above all,’ in the colloquial sense, but ‘over’ as one puts on an outer garment or girdle, this figure being still in mind. As God’s dearly loved children, with what good behaviors are you to now “clothe yourself” (verses 12-14)? Where is the biblical balance? Colossians 3:16-17: Worshiping the Lord: Download: Outline: 21. 10and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. Colossians 3:14: “Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.” Note four things: Sometimes we idealize the church, thinking that it’s all one big, loving family where there are no conflicts or hurt feelings. Browse Sermons on Colossians 3:14. 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. What does that look like? You can go for years without ever needing to work through hurt feelings and damaged relationships. 7These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. Review what you have learned in Colossians so far (give verses). Colossians 3:14–15 The New International Version 14 And over all these virtues put on love,z which binds them all together in perfect unity.a 15 Let the peace of Christb rule in your hearts, since as members of one bodyc you were called to peace.d And be thankful. Colossians 3:14, ESV: "And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Hence he says, in our hearts; because we constantly feel there great conflicts, while the flesh lusteth against the Spirit. in one body, meaning by this, that we cannot be in a state of agreement with God otherwise than by being united among ourselves as members of one body. While peace rules, all is safe.” — Dr. A. Clarke. Just go to another church where the people are more loving. 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. Grace be with you all. 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. And above all these things. 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. 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. “Oh, yes,” you say, “the Lord commanded us to love one another. a. We are in the practical section of this wonderful book. 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). He broke down the barrier between hostile groups of people, such as Jews and Gentiles, “so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace” (Eph. While we must hold to the fundamental doctrines of the faith, we need to remember that love is a fundamental practice of the faith. The sixth expression of the new nature, which can be understood as needing to be "put on" is love. 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. Amplified: Clothe … When Paul speaks of putting on the new man here, he gives us several attitudes we need to emulate as followers of Christ.Most of them involve the way we deal with each other because a major part of what God is teaching us has to do with building and solidifying our relationships. Learn about the preeminence, sufficiency, and provision of Christ to live a resurrected life. The Lord picks them and you’ve got to get along with them. VERSE-BY-VERSE COMMENTARY with Dr. Grant C. Richison exposes the mind of God to the mind of man by expounding individual books of God’s Word verse-by-verse.. Each study expounds a passage, forms a principle out of that passage, and shows how to apply that principle to your life. The Papists, however, act a ridiculous part in abusing this declaration, with the view of maintaining justification by works. Paul was not stupid; he knew human nature. 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. So I can extend grace to him and use our common bond in Christ as the basis for working on reconciliation over whatever has divided us. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. 1. is comprehended under it. If God called you to Himself in salvation, He called you into the one body of Christ. SermonAudio.com - Colossians 3 Sermons. See Cic. Thus, sometimes love has to gently confront the other person, seeking to help him or her grow to be more like Christ. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful." To hold to fundamental doctrines in an arrogant or unloving manner is to violate this supreme virtue, which is the basis for mature Christian unity. 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. You either had to work out your problems or stop being a Christian. It takes Colossians as a starting point and draws out its theological implications. So the command to put on love above all of these other virtues assumes that life in the church will be less than perfect. In verse 9 Paul says that Christians have "laid aside (or have taken off like a garment) the old self with its practices." And the *Word was God himself. Mid Acts Commentaries Topic Pages FAQ. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Colossians 3:14. Do you love your brothers and sisters in Christ—enough to work through relational hurts so that the peace of Christ in His one body will shine through to a lost world that is marked by broken relationships? The application of Paul's statement in Ephesians 2:10 is becoming ever clearer. It is not mentioned in Acts, as Paul did not personally visit there. MINISTRIES. “Le mot Grec signifie aucunesfois, Enclins a rendre graces, et recognoistre les benefices que nous receuons;” — “The Greek word means sometimes — having a disposition to give thanks, and to acknowledge the favors that we receive.”, “En son nom et authorite;” — “In his own name and authority.”, “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.”. ἐπί. Eph. Colossians 3:14-15: Put On Charity: Download: Outline: 20. He writes that we are indeed saved by grace through faith. (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." See also Galatians 5:22-23. I’ll grant him peace, but he’s got to do his part.” So Paul pulls the plug on that kind of attitude by adding, “And be thankful.” Grant the peace that you give with a heart of overflowing gratitude to God who has forgiven all your sins and made you a part of the body of Christ even though you didn’t deserve it. 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. — Ed. Colossians 3:14: “Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.” Note four things: (Colossians 3:17, NIV) References Read Colossians 3:12-17. He ripped me off in a business deal. 445445 446446 4:4-7). But when we start getting close to one another, someone’s going to get stuck! So love is not optional or minor. The core of love is not emotion, but commitment. v4 He gave *life to everything that God created. They emphasized certain legalistic rules as the way to spiritual growth. Colossians 3:14-17. It would be more suitable to render it, Before all these things. Read Colossians 3:12-17. I. Charity is the greatest of graces in the width and extent of its sphere. These are just a few of the references. 4:13-16). There are at least 55 direct commandments in the New Testament telling us to love one another, plus many other exhortations to practice loving qualities (like compassion, kindness, and patience). When he speaks the people of the town are amazed: “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?” On account of all these things. If you must confront the person, you do it with genuine concern for his well-being. Colossians 3:14-15 06/13/2004. 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. 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).     “Rule in your hearts, (βραβεύετο.) We often glamorize it, thinking how wonderful it must have been. (Colossians 3:2-3, NIV) "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. Always be thankful. En Ierapolei hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body of Christ ( 1 Cor the! 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