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The Necessity of Death

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Raised with Christ

Colossians 3:1–4 NIV
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Set your hearts on things above.
Location: Where Christ is - explanation: seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things above - contrast - Now on earthly things.
Reason: Because you died - Point!!!! Your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Paul give us an explanation about were believers go after death. We remain with Christ.
Think about it. We are currently connected with Christ.
At the point of death, our life is interconnected with Christ.
When He appears
1 Thessalonians 4:17 NIV
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 2:12 NIV
encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
Colossians 1:12–13 NIV
and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
Emphasis: We will be with the Lord forever!
James 2:5 NIV
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

New Life means Death to the Natural Way of life

Life means death when the spiritual puts to death the natural.
Colossians 3:5–11 NIV
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
The cost of Life means to Put to Death - Death is prescribed for the Earthly Nature
Put to death literally means to kill. To change To Turn to stop utterly ⇔ kill v. — to stop a state or activity with lethal determination; conceived of as putting something to death.
Earth is the object of the nature Object Location earth n. — It is the place where human beings and animals live; modernly understood as the third planet from the sun.
Earthly
Object Location earth n. — the place where human beings and animals live; modernly understood as the third planet from the sun.
It is because of tis earthly nature that God's wrath is coming!
God's wrath is coming because of the earthly nature!
For the believer, the earthly nature is in the past
For the believer, the earthly nature is in the past
Therefore we are to Get rid of it, Do not lie We are all in Christ - not identified by the earthly nature
Get rid of it, Do not lie We are all in Christ - not identified by the earthly nature
sexual immorality n. — sexual acts that are morally objectionable; especially related to prostitution.
sexual immorality n. — sexual acts that are morally objectionable; especially related to prostitution.
immorality ⇔ filth n. — immorality understood especially as dirty and impure; especially used of sexual sins.
immorality ⇔ filth n. — immorality understood especially as dirty and impure; especially used of sexual sins.
passion n. — a strong feeling or emotion.
passion n. — a strong feeling or emotion.
evil craving n. — an inordinate, self-indulgent craving (that displaces proper affections for God).
greediness n. — the excessive and immoderate desire of acquiring more and more (wealth).
idolatry n. — the worship of a material representation of a deity.
Rid yourselves of all such things
to stop a state ⇔ take off v. — to stop oneself being in a state or condition; conceived of as divesting oneself of a garment.
Anger, malice (depravity (perversion) n. — the perverting of virtue and moral principles from their purposes to evil ends.), slander, filthy language, lying,
depravity (perversion) n. — the perverting of virtue and moral principles from their purposes to evil ends.
Colossians 3:9
Colossians 3:9–11 NIV
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Put on the new self - being renewed in knowledge
The new self way of life sees everyone according to Christ’s life.
Colossians 3:12-

Life Sprouts from Death

Colossians 3:12 NIV
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:12–14 NIV
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
The Eternal Life way of living.
The lifestyle of Eternal Life is to Clothe yourselves with- A new (resurrected Life) lifestyle is necessary
Compassion is at the top of the list
compassion ⇔ bowels n. — a deeply felt compassion; characteristic of the psychological feature understood as the bowels.
compassion ⇔ bowels n. — a deeply felt compassion; characteristic of the psychological feature understood as the bowels.
kindness (quality) n. — the quality of being warmhearted, considerate, humane, gentle, and sympathetic.
humility n. — the disposition of valuing or assessing oneself appropriately; especially in light of one’s sinfulness or creatureliness.
gentleness n. — acting in a manner that is gentle, mild, and even-tempered.
patience n. — patient endurance of pain or unhappiness.
Colossians 3:13–14 NIV
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
to bear (endure) v. — to endure something unpleasant or difficult whether on one’s own behalf or on behalf of someone else.
to forgive graciously v. — to forgive someone on account of the goodwill one has toward a person.
love (Christian) n. — a strong, non-sexual affection and regard for a person and their good as understood by God’s moral character; especially characterized by a willing forfeiture of rights or privileges in another person’s behalf.
Kindness humility gentleness patience Bearing with one another, forgiving one another, forgiving as the Lord forgave you! Love is the glue that holds everything together
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