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Putting off the old and putting on the new, Through Christ (Colossians 3:5-11)

Tony FelichTony Felich, January 21, 2007
Part of the Exposition of Colossians series, preached at a Morning Worship service


As people who are dead to self and alive to Christ, we are engaged in a challenging struggle to put away sin and put on Christ-likeness.

What must strive after:
I. Putting to death sensual sin
A. Sexual immorality
B. Impurity
C. Passion
D. Evil Desire
E. Coventousness/Idolatry

II. Putting away relational sin
A. Anger
B. Wrath
C. Malice
D. Slander
E. Obscene talk
F. Lying

How can it be done:
III. Putting on the new self
A. Mind Renewal
B. Christ-centered


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Colossians 3:5-11

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. (ESV)

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