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Chapter Three, Lesson One
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Putting Aside Sin
Before instructing us on the importance of "Putting Aside Sin" everyday of our lives, Paul give us three reasons for which we should want to live this way. Let's try to find them here in verses 1-4.
V. 1 ** As Paul begins our passage, is he questioning the reality of the Colossians' salvation or standing with Jesus Christ?
** So what is the reality of the Colossians' spiritual standing before God?
** "Since" that is true (even for all Christians), where should we keep our hearts focused? What should we be seeking?
V. 2 ** That is a noble calling. According to verse two, what are we going to have to control if we wish to be successful in our endeavors of "seeking the things above"?
** Paul gives us two options for our thinking, one which is acceptable and one which is not. What are they?