Valley Bible Academy – St. John's Lutheran Church

New Life Is Ours In Christ

11th Sunday After Pentecost :
Date: August 9, 2015


Colossians 3:1-11

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your
hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died,
and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is
your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5 Put to
death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual
immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6
Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in
these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must rid yourselves
of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy
language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken
off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which
is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there
is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian,
slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

Theme: New Life Is Ours In Christ

I. He is the source of our new life (1-4)
II. He is the focus of our new life (5-9a)
III. He provides the power for our new life (9b-11)