Sunday, October 22, 2023

The Main Thing - “Putting On The Ritz”

The Main Thing 

“Putting On The Ritz”

Colossians 3:12-17 CSB

Key Truth: “Jesus is the beginningmiddle, and end of life.” 

Main Question: What does someone look like who lives for Jesus every day?

1.    What believers are to wear. (vs. 12)

Three Types of Identity:

a.    Traditional Identity
Key assumption: Our identity is based on standards outside of ourself and living up to those standards gives us value and significance. 

b.    Modern Identity 
Key assumption: Our identity is based on subjective standards set by each individual and our self-expression gives us value and significance. 

c.     Gospel Identity
Key assumption: Our identity is based on a standard outside of ourself, in God, but living up to that standard has already been achieved in Jesus so our value and significance are found in His free gift of grace

2.    How believers are to wear it (vs. 13-14) 

3.    The attitude believers are to wear (vs. 15-17)

After the Message: Read Colossians 3:12-17. Are you putting on the character of Christ each day? If not, what needs to change so that you might love other believers and serve as a witness to a lost world? Will you allow the peace of Christ to control you and the word of Christ to dwell in you this week? 

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