New Clothes

Andrew Fountain
Sun, 2016-11-06

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Colossians 3:8–17

Key: metaphor behaviour to one another to God

  1. But now you yourselves are to strip off all these:
        anger, rage, malice, slander, filthy language out of your mouth.
  2. Do not lie to one another,
        seeing as you have stripped off the old man with his practices,
  3.     and have clothed yourself with the new man that is renewed
    to a grasp of the truth according to the image of him who created it,
  4.     where there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free
        but Christ is all and in all.
  5. Therefore, as the chosen of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourself with
    tender mercies, kindness, humility, gentleness, longsuffering;

  • 13bearing with one another,
  • and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another;
        even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do;
  • 14and of top of all these things adding love, which is the bond of perfection.
  • 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
    • for which purpose you were chosen in one body;
      • and be thankful [to God].
  • 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly:
    • in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another
      • in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
            singing with thanks in your hearts to the Lord.
  • 17And whatever you do in word or deed,
    • do all [to one another] in the name of the Lord Jesus,
      • giving thanks to God the Father through him

Parallel in Ephesians 5:18–20

  • 18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery,
        but be filled with the Spirit,
    • 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
      • singing and making music to the Lord with your heart,
    • 20giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father
      in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    • 21submitting to one another out of allegiance to Christ.