Hillview Baptist Church
Morning Worship, July 21, 2019
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        June 30, 2019 - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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      • Psalm 117NIV2011

  • The Love Of God
  • Haven't You Been Good
  • Doxology
  • Blessed Be Your Name
  • This Is Amazing Grace
  • By Faith
      • Colossians 3:1–17NIV2011

  • Scripture Reading
    Opening Prayer
    Introduction
    If/then statements
    Negative to Positive transition
    Negative - don’t be swayed by false teachers
    Positive - Be made new in Christ
    Division I

    I. A new mindset for a new self (1-4)

    Colossians 3:1–2 ESV
    1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
    The Condition: If you have been raised with Christ
    The Result:
    I. A new mindset for a new self (1-4)
    Seek the things that are above
    Set your mind on things that are above
    “Things that are above” namely, the head of the body, Jesus the Christ
    Seek them?
    Read, discuss, meditate
    Set your mind on them?
    Photo filters
    Old filter
    Young filter
    Mind filters
    Political
    American
    Ethnic
    Christ is to influence your outlook on all of life
    Colossians 3:3–4 ESV
    3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
    The Reason: Because you are a new self who is found in Christ
    Old hymn “He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock”
    Paul follows this with a hope in the final and future hope of the returning Christ
    In some ways, today’s text is one of the more practical in Scripture. It plainly applies what we just talked about in a now familiar “put off” and “put on” list of personal practices. We will begin looking at these practices under our second heading of the day...
    Division II

    II. The practices of the “old self” and how to get rid of them (5-11)

    Colossians 3:5–11 ESV
    5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 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.
    Let’s begin with the list
    The practices of the “old self”
    sexual immorality
    impurity
    passion (lust)
    evil desire
    covetousness, which is idolatry
    anger
    wrath
    malice
    slander
    obscene talk from your mouth
    Lying
    -. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away:
    So what do we do about this list and other practices of the “old self” or flesh?
    Obviously we just read we “put them away” but what does that mean?
    Pests
    How do you get rid of pests?
    Large?
    Small?
    Inside?
    Outside?
    The first step is always to identify them.
    List of “old self” practices
    Next, you do what vs. 5 says
    Colossians 3:5 ESV
    5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
    You take practical steps
    Confess and pray
    Get help
    Pray more
    Set up boundaries
    Division III

    III. The practices of the “new self” and how to cultivate them (12-17)

    Colossians 3:12–17 ESV
    12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    The Practices of “New Self”
    Compassion
    Kindness
    Humility
    Meekness
    Patience
    Bearing with one another
    Forgiving each other
    Love
    let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts
    Thankfulness
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
    Have wisdom
    Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
    do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus
    These practices all revolve around thankfulness to God for what He has done by redeeming you.
    How do you cultivate these things?
    Identify them
    You take practical steps
    Confess and pray
    Get help
    Pray more
    Set up opportunities to practice
      • Colossians 3:1–2NIV2011

      • Colossians 3:3–4NIV2011

      • Colossians 3:5–11NIV2011

      • Colossians 3:5NIV2011

      • Colossians 3:12–17NIV2011

  • Blessed Assurance
      • Numbers 6:24–26ESV

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