“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

27/02/2022 – Evening Service: Gospel Holiness in Church, Home and Beyond

Bible Readings:

Ephesians 4:17 – 5:21

Colossians 3:1 – 4:6

Sermon Outline:

Colossians 3:12–13 (NKJV)

12Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

13bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

I Life in the church …. unity

Colossians 3:9–11 (NKJV)

9Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

10and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

11where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

Colossians 3:15 (NKJV)

15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

II Family life … respective duties

Colossians 3:18–19 (NKJV)

18Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

19Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

III Relating to outsiders

Colossians 4:5–6 (NKJV)

5Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

6Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

A holy life is not an ascetic, or gloomy, or solitary life, but a life regulated by divine truth and faithful in Christiain duty. It is living above the world while we are still in it.

Tryon Edwards

Holiness is the symmetry of the soul.

Philip Henry

Holiness is not an experience you have; holiness is keeping the law of God.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

We in Christ = justification; Christ in us = sanctification.

Martin Luther