Putting Christ First: New in Christ, Colossians 3:1-4

March 27th, 2017

Putting Christ First: New in Christ

Colossians 3:1-4

New Identity (v. 1)

  • Paul encourages us to see ourselves for who we are in Christ

    • Those who were dead who have been made alive
  • And thus our desires need to change to align with our new identity
    • Both of which come from above


New Thinking (v. 2)

  • If our identity is found in Christ
  • Then our thinking needs to be centered in Jesus as our basis for truth
    • Which is part of the renewing of our minds that God promises us (Rom. 12:2)
  • Thus, not only does our identity undergo a resurrection to a new life
    • But so does our thinking


New Destiny (v. 3-4)

  • If we have our identity in Christ
  • Then we get a new destiny as well
    • Defined by Jesus’ resurrection
    • And resulting in us sharing in His future glory
      • When we share physically in resurrection life


So What?

  • Do we find our identity in Jesus?
  • Do we center our thinking in His truth?

Meditation Verse: Colossians 3:2

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