Monday, May 6, 2013

Colossians 3 - Guidelines for Living - a New Testament Summary

Colossians 3:12-17:  What does Jesus want me to do? 

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and
forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord
forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in
perfect unity.  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body
you were called to peace. And be thankful.   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.  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.”   New International Version

Not long ago the phrase “W.W.J.D.” [What Would Jesus Do?] was very popular.  Perhaps you wore an arm band or had some other reminder.  Well, this passage is an expanded answer to that thought-provoking question.

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