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“Liberated Life In Christ” – part 5

Week #32
Sunday, August 9, 2015 … In the year of our LORD

Living By The Book
“Christians Live By The Book”
Colossians-3 – Part 5
“Consideration Of Our Newly Liberated Life In Christ”

Definitions / Study Helps
  • Liberty/Freedom – True liberty has as its source God, and is the opportunity and ability to
    live as we ought, not as we please. Types of freedom attributed to salvation in Christ & the indwelling of the Holy Spirit:
    1. Freedom from condemnation
    2. Guilt
    3. Sin
    4. Death
    5. The Old Covenant
    6. Blindness to the gospel truths of God
    – That there is freedom from and freedom unto shows the perfect extent and completion of the liberation offered to us by God.
    – And of the most essential points is that this freedom is of God.
  • Sexual Immorality – Operating in sexual orientation that is contrary to what God has established. This goes from the heart to the act. From being accepting of wrong acts to participating in them.
  • Impurity – Moral; suggestive of the fact that sensuality and evil doctrine are frequently associated.
  • Passion – Inordinate affection; an affection of the mind.
  • Evil Desire – Indicates the lack in a person or thing of those qualities which should be possessed.
Primary Verse
• Colossians 3:5-11
Related Verses:
• Colossians 2:8-23 & 3:1-17
• 1 Corinthians 10:31
• Ephesians 5:3-6 & 5:20
• Job 31:25-28
• John 12:25
• Luke 18:19, 7:24-25, 8:13 & 12:2
• Matthew 6:33, 7:7-11, 10:18, 10:39, 15 & 16:25
• 1 Peter 1:13-25
• Proverbs 1:9 & 9:10
• Psalm 139:15
• Romans 1:18, 6:1-7, 7:24-25, 8:1-11 & 13
Questions
((To gain the most from these questions, use your Bible. Rather than creative thinking, seek the Word of God for sound truths.))

  1. Explain the word appetites as used in the context of this sermon.
  2. Explain the word passions as used in the context of this sermon.
  3. In Matthew 15:10, what does the word defile mean and what is meant by this teaching of Jesus?
  4. In 1 Peter 1 we are told to prepare our minds for action. How is the mortification of inordinate appetites and passions a part of preparing the mind for action?

Sermon (Audio)
Sermon (Video)
Sermon Notes

“May the peace of God be with you always.
Our Father in Heaven, we trust in Your grace, power and truth to prepare our minds for action and lead us in paths of righteousness.
We pray in the name of Jesus.”

~ Amen ~

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