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2020 THEME: TRUTH
TITLE: Be Careful What You Pursue!
Scripture: Colossians 3:1-17
I. CHALLENGE #1: SEEK THINGS ABOVE
A parallel Scripture: “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me…” Gal.2:20
When Paul tells us to focus on things above what does he mean? Not physical but on God’s (character), His (presence), His (heavenly joys). We don’t seek heaven, we see (the One who lives there).
II. CHALLENGE #2: GET RID OF GARBAGE
Paul tells us to get rid of things:
3. (Negative emotions)
III. CHALLENGE #3: ADD THE ESSENTIALS
This new kind of life does not begin with self-reformation or us turning over a new leaf. It isn’t pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps. It isn’t something we can do on our own!
“Wherever, Whatever, Whenever, However…Christ!” (Swindoll commentary)
1. (Word)- Deals with everything we say.
2. (Deed)- Deals with everything from our daily routine.
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