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Colossians, Chapter Three, Lesson Three

SERVING THE LORD            Page 6
V.23 (cont'd.)

** While that is a noble thought, Paul takes us to an even higher plain. Whom are we serving!

We are "Serving the Lord" - "...as for the Lord rather than for men..."

V.24 ** What do we know for sure, as we spend our life "Serving the Lord"?

"...that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance."
cf. 2Corinthians 5:10, 1Peter 1:3-4

** Just to drive the point home, of what does Paul remind us?

"It is the Lord Christ whom you serve."

V.25 ** What will become of the Christian wife, husband, parent, child or slave who does not heed this call to obedience, but does wrong in defiance of God's word?

He "...will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality." Our God is just! cf. Galatians 6:7, Acts 10:34-35

EXTRICATE

** What are some of the attitudes or characteristics of Christians who want to spend their life "Serving the Lord" according to our passage for today?

Subjection, humility, sacrificial love, obedience, patience, integrity and reverence for the Lord.

DELINEATE

** Obviously we can apply what we have learned regarding our own walk with the Lord. If we are husbands, we can respond by truly loving our wives as Christ loves His church. But, what can we do with everything else we have learned?

We must remember the general principles which apply to all Christians, and be prepared to share with others what God says about the way they live.

EVALUATE

** How serious am I about spending my life "Serving the Lord", with sincerity of heart?

ACTIVATE

** May we serve Him with the devotion and reverence He deserves.

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