Fresh Start, Familiar Path
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Fresh Start, Familiar Path

Colossians 3:12–17  (ID: 3157)

In his letter to the Colossian church, the apostle Paul encouraged the believers in that city to hold tightly to all that they had learned as they pressed forward to maturity in Christ. Alistair Begg reminds us that as the Word of God is made fully known, believers become fully mature. As we are reminded of our identity in Christ, the church is knit together in harmony and is increasingly marked by a lifestyle that is ruled by God’s Word to the glory of His name.

12Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13bearing 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. 14And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16Let 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. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.