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Colossians 3

Jerry Zhang
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Put On The New Self


Colossians 3:1-3

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.


If we have been truly raised with Christ, it needs to reflect in our lives. We have died a life to our flesh and reborn a new life in the Spirit. We need to put off the old self and put on the new self. Paul gives very specific examples throughout the passage.

Put Off The Old Self (before)

  • sexual immorality (v5)
  • impurity (v5)
  • passion (v5)
  • evil desire (v5)
  • covetousness, which is idolatry (v5)
  • anger (v8)
  • wrath (v8)
  • malice (v8)
  • slander (v8)
  • obscene talk from your mouth (v8)
  • do not lie to one another (v8)

Put On The New Self (After)

  • compassionate hearts (v12)
  • kindness (v12)
  • humility (v12)
  • meekness (v12)
  • patience (v12)
  • forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you (v13)
  • and above all, love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony (14)
  • let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts (v15)
  • be thankful (v15)
  • let the word of Christ dwell in you richly (v16)
  • do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus (v17)
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Jerry Zhang

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