It all depends on your focus. To be holy means to be set apart unto God, separate from the world. Make a habit of putting on these “new clothes” and you’ll enjoy the blessing, not of perfect relationships, but of substantially healthy relationships. The disciples saw the same multitude and didn’t feel compassion because they were focused on their own need to get away and rest. “Bearing with one another and forgiving each other” describe the way in which those five virtues are put into practice. But even if some relationships never improve, if you relate to others as Paul describes here, most of your relationships will be healthy. If you lack compassion, you’re too focused on yourself and not enough on others’ needs. 12 Therefore, as Godâs chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Kindness, gentleness, and patience are listed in the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. Most of us would rank healthy relationships high on the list. It seems to go against God’s love for the world (John 3:16) and His desire for all to be saved (1 Tim. 2:3-4), “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” He goes on to cite the example of Jesus, who laid aside His glory in heaven to take on the form of a servant and go to the cross for our salvation. Should they divorce? I can give a blessing instead (1 Pet. Sadly, the loving families, genuine friendships, and healthy relationships that we want most out of life often elude us. Remember, the Lord forgave you, â¦ 13 Make allowance for each otherâs faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. But then what does it mean? Colossians 3:12-13 12 Therefore, as Godâs chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. By Dr. Philip W. McLarty. This means putting up with someone’s faults and idiosyncrasies. 2:14; 2 Cor. Paul acknowledged this when he wrote (Rom. Paul is saying. 11:29), patient, forbearing, and forgiving (1 Pet. II. Churches are made up of people, and anywhere people are involved in anything, there's the potential for disagreement and conflict. Yes, atheist churches â¦ The balance is, God’s sovereignty never negates the human responsibility to repent and believe (see my sermon, “God’s Sovereignty, Our Responsibility,” on Gen. 17:1-27, 9/15/96). If the New man is patterned after God, then let"s see some serious changing. The reality is every church experiences a measure of conflict in some way or another. It also presumes that sinners have the ability to believe in Christ, which contradicts many Scriptures. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Colossians 3:12-13. The gospel brings us to a place of humility (1 John 1:8, 10) 2. In our text, Paul gives the prescription for healthy relationships. Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, 4. "THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS" The Christian's Apparel (3:12-17) INTRODUCTION 1. 1 Peter 3:8-11. Bible Study is always a worthwhile endeavor and though sometimes it takes a bit of work, the treasures are worth finding. We are to put to death our former evil practices and their underlying _____motives â Colossians 3:5-9 John Piper. Copyright © 2003-2021 | Outreach, Inc., All rights reserved. 12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. He went on to say that pastors get daily complaints about how things are going at the church. ), “Send them away!” (Matt. 6:1; 2 Tim. The disagreement was so bad that Paul and Barnabas went separate ways. I did a search of the phrase “one-another” and discovered that it appears 269 times in 115 verses throughout the New Testament. He gives others room to be imperfect without crawling all over them. She delights to keep herself from others and to give herself exclusively to him because of his love. Forgiveness is not optional; it is a requirement. It makes us sovereign, with God subservient to our will—a horrible thought! Colossians 3:10. and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Maybe you’re wondering, “Where do I start?” You may need to begin by focusing on your relationship with God. That tells me that those in conflict stay in the church in which they are part of the conflict. Act obediently, not on feelings. What wonderful truths are shared about the believers position in Christ and our special relationship to our heavenly Father. Colossians 3:12-13 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You can make a pile of money, but if your relationships are broken or shallow, your life will be empty. As I have been reading through the book of Acts preparing my Monday Night Live Studies, I noticed a common phrase “one-another” would pop up. The first two “one anothers” I call the foundational ones because without these two, you cannot accomplish the other “one anothers”. This means that if you’re a Christian it’s not because you first chose God, but because He chose you before the foundation of the world (Eph. A humble person consciously relies on the Lord and recognizes that God has given him all that he has (1 Pet. Colossians series sermons from our Sermon Library. What do you want most out of life? On another occasion, Jesus and His disciples withdrew to a lonely place for some much needed rest. WE ARE NOT ASKED TO FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER; WE ARE COMMANDED TO FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER. 11:29; Acts 20:19). What To Do When You Bombed Sunday's Sermon. God didn’t say, “Don’t worry about it; it’s no big deal.” He paid the price, but He doesn’t make us pay. Did you notice that many of these qualities are needed only when you have a complaint against someone? 22:36), “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied (Matt. These qualities will take one form with a Barnabas, another with a Paul, and another with a Peter. The Divine Umpire: Peace in Your Heart and in the Church March 22, 2015 | Steve Swartz Scripture: Col 3:15a | Series: Colossians Paul says, âPut on then, as Godâs chosen ones, holy and belovedâ¦â Second, a humble person has a proper evaluation of himself. If you’ll consistently practice these qualities, you’ll have healthy relationships. 1:6-8). But it’s a positive concept. 1:11). But I find that neither helpful nor correct. This word was used to describe wine that had mellowed (Luke 5:39). To start saving items to a SermonFolder, please create an account. When Jesus saw the multitudes, He felt compassion for them (Matt. So, because God graciously chose us in love to be set apart to Himself, we should treat others with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, and forgiveness. "they must don the graces which are characteristic of him." And we know how a quarrel works: somebody quarrels with someone else and people take sides. Even if your health isn’t the best, if you have loving relationships, you can enjoy life. Whether you’re hard-driving or laid back, extrovert or introvert, people-oriented or task-oriented, God wants you to have these character qualities. What is interesting is that in 2019, only 4% of the people who switched Churches in 2019 did so because of a conflict within the church. 5:5-7; 1 Cor. So the gentle person will sometimes be strong to confront sin, but only strong enough to bring healing (Gal. Have you trusted in Christ as your Savior so that you’ve truly experienced His forgiveness, mercy, and love? His forgiveness means total acceptance and restored fellowship with us. They don’t like it because it seems to deny our “free will.” It seems unfair of God to choose some, but not others. Does the doctrine of election give you comfort or cause you grief? Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Colossians 3:12-21 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: THE BROADER CONTEXT has Paul warning Colossian Christians: âBe careful that you donât let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the â¦ It must be added to our character by means of God's Spirit and consistent, conscious decisions to submit to God because we love Him, because we are sincerely seeking to be like Him, and because we greatly desire to glorify Him. In other words, all mature Christians aren’t going to have the same generic personality. But why does Paul mention that we are chosen by God, holy and beloved, in the context of talking about healthy relationships? Having trouble logging into your account? It’s a comfort because God’s sovereign purpose to save those whom He has chosen cannot fail (see, Rom. Rather than holding a grudge or harboring bitterness and resentment, we must forgive those who wrong us. But often if you treat a difficult person with the qualities that Paul enumerates in our text, he will change for the better in how he relates to you. 4:7). 1 The Well Dressed Christian Colossians 3:12-17 Introduction: 1) Clothes say a lot about a person. But if that were true, then our salvation would not be based on God’s grace alone, but on something good (our faith) that God saw in us. And it’s not correct because Moses, Jesus, and Paul all claimed to be humble (Num. Denomination: Second, seeing myself as the object of God’s gracious, sovereign love, set apart unto Him, frees me to love even those who are difficult to love. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. And he gave as his second reason is that Pastors are tired of the internal conflicts. You may need to begin by going to those you’ve already wronged to make things right. 12:9-10; Phil. So, these Christians explain election as God’s choosing those whom he foreknew would believe in Him. Colossians 3:12 Unlike pride, humility does not come naturally; it must, in the Bible's terminology, be "put on." Many Christian homes have been shattered by divorce. He never hauls out our past as leverage against us. Secure in His gracious, unfathomable love, we’re able to treat one another with the qualities listed here. If the phrase “one-another” appears that many times in the Bible, there must be something about it God wants us to know. Mark Twain said, âClothes make the man. Are We More Invested In Bringing People To Church Or Jesus? 22:37-40): “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. Because the Bible emphasizes healthy relationships so highly, it’s sad that there are so many believers who have hurting or broken relationships. You’ve got to put aside all anger, wrath, malice, slander, abusive speech, and lying (Col. 3:8-9). 2:23; Luke 23:34). He knows that he is weak in himself, but he is strong when he trusts in God’s strength (2 Cor. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. He chose you for salvation (1 Cor. 9:36). You can’t love others as you should until you’re rightly related to God. So, hurts can happen in the church house. He was stirred emotionally when he saw his son coming home. Colossians 3:12a: âSo, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and belovedâ¦.â âSoâ (or, âthereforeâ) shows that verse 12 follows from what came before. Biblically, there are three sides to it: First, a humble person is Christ-sufficient, not self-sufficient. Dealing With Anger In Philippians 4:3 Paul says that I plead with Euodia and Syntyche to be of the same mind. The reason you should do this is because God has graciously chosen and loved you. We didn’t deserve God’s forgiveness, but He provided for it and granted it freely in Christ at great cost to Himself. That truth should be a great comfort for every believer, but I realize that it causes problems for many. 2:1-3). Colossians 3:14: âBeyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.â Note four things: A loving relationship with God is of first importance; but loving relationships with others is second. 12:3), “For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.” He goes on to talk about using the gifts that God has given us to serve one another. We forgive because we are commanded to do so (Colossians 3:13) 2. This is not the only Scripture that says it is a requirement for Christian especially forgiving those in the church. 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. It didn’t bite or leave a bitter taste. But if I’m secure in God’s love for me, I’m free to love those who may not return my love. Jesus said that God Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men (Luke 6:35). Chris Gault. Try, What To Preach--And When: Build Your Preaching Calendar. It is nothing new. And to my way of thinking, if the phrase “one-another” appears that many times in the Bible, there must be something about it God wants us to know about “one-anothering” in the church house. And, I dare say, we all have a personal story of being hurt or know of someone who has been hurt in the church that they had been attending. Colossians 3:12-13 New International Version (NIV). 13: 3; Matt. And church members in conflict in the same church usually sit on opposite sides of the church and say nothing to one another. Beginning in verse 12 Paul describes what spiritual clothing followers of Jesus must wear. How will you work on it? They have died to these; but one day when Christâ¦appears, they will live with Christ in the presence of God (Col 3:3â4). Tonight, we begin a new series called “You Ought to See a Whole Lot of One-Anothering going on in the Church House”. We are to forgive “just as the Lord forgave you.” That’s a lot, isn’t it! If God chose us based on foreseen faith, then it means that He made up His eternal plan based on what sinful people decided to do, rather than on His will (Eph. I think that is absolutely true. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. So you can’t excuse yourself by saying, “I’d treat him right if he would treat me better.” You wouldn’t need patience, forbearance, or forgiveness if everyone treated you well! (O"Brien p. 197) It’s often said that if you think you’re humble, you’re not. As we learn to put on these qualities, we’re really putting on the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 12:18), “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” Sometimes, no matter what you do, some people are hard to get along with. 13:14) and becoming more like Him. Sermon: Love and Submission Colossians 3:18-25 Our relationships inside our home should be filled with love and submission. Even though He legitimately could, the Lord doesn’t make us feel put down because He was so magnanimous as to forgive us. A Jewish religious expert asked Jesus (Matt. It’s not helpful because how can I obey the command to be humble if I can’t know when I am humble? In the New King James Version, it reads: “even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”. Paul is talking to the church because he says we have been called into one body in vs 15 and as part of this body we have to forgive one another. Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as God"s elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering; "PUT ON THEREFORE"-The statements in, demand a new life. Is it ever right to distance yourself from a person who has offended you, rather than trying to work things out? 4:13). John Calvin offers these comments on todayâs passage: âWe, who have so frequently and so grievously offended, have nevertheless been received into favor, so we should manifest the same kindness towards our neighbors, by forgiving â¦ We often think of holiness negatively, as telling us what we can’t do. It’s a virtue that’s especially difficult for those of us who are perfectionists! Plato used the word of a gentle doctor who used only enough force (as in setting a broken bone) to bring healing. Colossians 3:12 NIV Therefore, as Godâs chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. He is our great example of how to relate to others. Copyright, Steven J. Cole, 2016, All Rights Reserved. I know of Christians who won’t speak to other Christians because of misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and wrongs that have taken place. Paul said (Rom. Colossians 3:13 (NASB) The Bible is all about these two important relationships. It does not mean to be a mild-mannered, compliant milquetoast. God’s gracious, loving treatment of us is the basis for our treatment of others. The main thing is to let God be God and submit to the truth and the balance of His Word. It means being tolerant of imperfections, differences and faults in others. A humble person doesn’t think that he’s indispensable in God’s program, nor does he think so lowly of himself that he neglects the gifts God has given him to use (Matt. But when Joseph heard it, he wept and spoke kindly to his brothers, assuring them of his continuing love and care for them and their children (Gen. 50:15-21). 13 Make allowance for each otherâs faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. The gentle person is not self-willed, but surrendered to do God’s will. Actually, there are five nouns: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, which are probably set in contrast to the five sins in verse 5 and the five other sins in verse 8. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Humility does not mean that when someone pays you a compliment, you look down and say, “It really wasn’t much!” Humility is not to dump on yourself. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. They felt that they were being hurt in the church house. Being moved to compassion involves the feelings, not just the head. In the NIV it states: “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation, Related Topics: Christian Life, Forgiveness, Relationships, Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. So I think that we can know when we’re being humble so that we can obey this command. 3:9), because I’m secure in God’s love for me. On the church level, some bounce from church to church, leaving a trail of damaged relationships behind. Jesus saw the multitude and felt compassion because He saw that they were like sheep without a shepherd (Mark 8:34). * [3:1â4] 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 3:1â2). When they arrived by boat, they discovered that the crowd had arrived by land before them. IF WE HAVE TO FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER, IT MEANS THAT WE EVEN CAN BE HURT IN THE CHURCH HOUSE. At this point in time according to Thom Rainer a contributor to the Christian Post in an article dated September 1, 2020, pastors are leaving churches at record numbers. Which of the seven qualities do you most need to work on? A kind person is not demanding and pushy. His brothers had hated him and sold him into slavery. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. “Holy and beloved” further describe what it means to be chosen by God. If you just got here, weâve been following Paulâs Letter to the Colossians â how he commended them for keeping the faith, warned them to beware of false teachings, and admonished them to strive for the goal of new life in Christ. As Paul said (Phil. The patient person gives others time to change and room to make mistakes in the process. Jesus saw them, felt compassion for them and healed their sick. Browse Sermons on Colossians 3:12-13. Paul said that the kindness of God leads us to repentance (Rom. Are some Christian couples so incompatible that they never can have a satisfying relationship? The Greek word for patience literally means, “long-tempered.” It’s the opposite of having a short fuse. God’s forgiveness means that He will never bring up our sins as evidence to condemn us. The main thing to grasp is that this is an emotional term. When you blow it, confess it to the Lord and ask the forgiveness of those you’ve wronged. And that will continue until the day Christ comes back. In the first part of the third chapter of the Epistle to the Colossians, we have noticed several admonitions for living the full life in Jesus Christ: a. But it’s easier when I remember how God loved me and chose me when I was not very lovely. In Acts 15 the Bible tells us that there was a sharp disagreement between Paul and Barnabas over taking John Mark with them as they revisited the cities that they previously ministered in. They’re both true. Q. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? To save items to a SermonFolder, please sign in to your account. It assures me, as Paul said (Phil. The gospel brings us to a place of acceptance and love (1 John 1:9; Matthew 11:28â29) B. Disciples of Jesus forgive 1. Colossians 3:12â13 (NKJV) 12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. Mercy, Forgiveness, Bear With One Another, Your favorite Scriptures and sermon ideas, 30 themed church media sets for church services, Confident answers to the toughest questions. Jesus felt compassion for the widow of Nain who had lost her only son (Luke 7:13). In that process, Paul tells us, there is no longer any identity that matters, except for Christ, who is all and in all. So, over the next several weeks, we’re going to look a few of those “one another” and see what is required of us. Colossians 3 Colossians 3:14 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. The Bible ranks healthy relationships as the most important thing in life. We need to recognize that being different doesn’t necessarily mean being wrong. Colossians 3:12-13. Joseph is a great example of kindness. â¦ He easily could have taken vengeance on his brothers, but instead, he forgave them and was generous with them. He was compassionate and kind (Matt. Scripture: Colossians 3:12â17. Christian Virtues, Part 1: The Character of the Elect â Colossians 3:12-14. 1:4-5). And, you’ve got to put on “a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other” (Col. 3:12b-13). Introduction & Review. 1:27-31). He used it of the father of the prodigal son, who saw his wayward son returning, felt compassion for him, ran to him, embraced him and kissed him (Luke 15:20). Part of the glory of God’s creation is the variety of personalities which He has given us and that He has a special purpose for each one. Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. While compassion involves our feelings, forgiveness is primarily a decision. They all donât believe in God! That’s what Paul is saying here: God’s treatment of us is the basis for our treatment of others. 8:7-8; 9:16-18; 1 Cor. When I quit fighting what God’s Word clearly teaches and submitted to it, the doctrine of election became a source of great comfort for me. Then, write these verses on a card and read them over every day. The flow of thought is: Because we have laid aside the old man (what we were in Adam) and have put on the new man (what we now are in Christ, both individually and corporately), and because in this new corporate man old differences no longer matter, but Christ is all and in all, therefore, we should put on the qualities listed here. The Bible has many treasures and truths that you did not know were there. 1:6), “He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”. Some who stay married are unhappy. There are solid biblical answers to the objections raised against the truth of election, which I don’t have time to present here. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. The disciples saw them and said (as I would have said! Sermon Notes â 1/9/2011. 4:4-7). 13 Make allowance for each otherâs faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. So, if you have your Bibles turn with me to Colossians 3:12-13. He esteemed us more highly than himself. â Colossians 3:13 âº Bear with each other and forgive any complaint you may have against one another. Literally, the Greek word means “lowliness of mind.” The Greeks did not see it as a virtue, but as a weakness. Acts 15, Colossians 3:12, Colossians 3:12-13, Genesis 4:23-24, Luke 6:37, Luke 6:41, Mark 11:25, Philippians 4:3, Sermon Topics: The truth is, if you believe in Christ, it’s because God appointed you to eternal life (Acts 13:48). Is Your Preaching Missing This Key Component? But we must bear with others when it comes to things the Bible doesn’t clearly command. 4:4). If I’m dependent on the other person’s response for my sense of security, I won’t risk loving someone who might reject me. 25:14-30; 2 Tim. The motivation is set out earlier in this paragraph as to why we must take off the earthly life and put on the spiritual life. Let’s face it, a lot of areas aren’t black and white. Paul begins by stating that God has graciously chosen us. Let me tell you how this series came about. Just because I’ve always done something a certain way doesn’t mean that everyone else has to do it my way. Christians âhave been _____ with Christâ â Colossians 3:1-4. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Scripture. It aroused my curiosity, so I did a search of the phrase “one-another” and discovered that it appears 269 times in 115 verses throughout the New Testament. Take stock of which quality you most need to work on and put it on your prayer list: “Lord, make me a patient man.” That’s a dangerous prayer, because the Lord will give you some difficult people to practice being patient with! The Greek word used here for “forgiveness” has the nuance of undeserved favor. Bible Study is one of the best things you can do. Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password. First, it’s not easy to kill my selfishness and anger and to practice these Christlike qualities toward others, especially toward difficult people. Obviously, these two women were quarreling in the church. 2:4) Peter said that tasting God’s kindness should motivate us to long for the sincere milk of the word, that we may grow in respect to salvation (1 Pet. 9:36; 14:14), humble and gentle (Matt. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”. A poor man with a loving family and good friends is far richer than a rich man who is poor relationally. Scriptures: Colossians 3:12-17 Thereâs a movement of new churches rising across the country, and guess what they all have in common? Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Tonight, we are going to tackle forgiveness. Saving faith is a gift from God, not something that any sinner can do on his own (Eph. After their father, Jacob, died, the brothers became afraid because they thought that perhaps Joseph would now pay them back for what they had done to him. If someone insults me, I’ll feel hurt, but I don’t need to retaliate. 5:22-23). Beloved means that we’re the special objects of God’s love, just as a wife is to her husband. â Colossians 3:12 âº Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Many Christian parents are at odds with their kids and the kids with their parents. In 3:14 Paul stresses the importance of love in the list of virtues by saying that the Colossians should clothe themselves with love âabove all.â 3:12 also contains the motive for completing the command to âclothe yourselves.â Paul says that the Colossians â¦ People! ” ( Matt it means to be holy means to be kind means to a! Forgiving after you ’ re thinking, “ send them away! ” True requirement! 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