Jesus: His People
August 6, 2017 Speaker: Terence Gray
Passage: Colossians 3:1–3:11
Title: Jesus: His People
Passage: Colossians 3:1-11 (ESV)
Big Idea: Jesus is making you into someone who looks like him
Slide 1: Colossians 1:28 “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”
Slide 2: Sanctification is the process of becoming separated from the world and becoming more like Christ
Slide 3: Jesus is making you into someone who looks like Him.
Slide 4: Identity Comes Before Activity
Slide 4: Colossians 3:1 “If You Have Been Raised With Christ…”
Slide 5: Colossians 3:1-4 "...seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory."
Slide 6: Sanctification is a Work of the Spirit
Slide 7: "Loving a holy God is beyond our moral power. The only kind of God we can love by our sinful nature is an unholy god, an idol made by our own hands. Unless we are born of the Spirit of God, unless God sheds His holy love in our hearts, unless He stoops in His grace to change our hearts, we will not love Him… To love a holy God requires grace, grace strong enough to pierce our hardened hearts and awaken our souls."
-Dr. R.C Sproul
Slide 9: Sanctification Requires Some Sweat
Slide 10: “When one seriously trains, he willingly undergoes hours of discipline and even pain so as to win the prize — running 10,000 miles to run 100 yards at one’s best. The successful Christian life is a sweaty affair!
No manliness no maturity! No discipline no discipleship! No sweat no sainthood!” Dr. Kent Hughs
Slide 11: Colossians 3:5-11
Col. 3:5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:2 sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
Slide 12: Sanctification is Sometimes Painful