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July 9, 2017 | Pastor John Bayles | Putting off the Old Nature | Colossians 3:5-10a

July 9, 2017 | Pastor John Bayles | Putting off the Old Nature | Colossians 3:5-10a

Click to play, right-click to download:July 9, 2017 | Pastor John Bayles | Putting off the Old Nature | Colossians 3:5-10aPutting off the Old NatureColossians 3:5-10aPaul moves into a discussion about sin and sanctification in this next section. On the one hand, we must put off sin, and on the other hand, we must put on righteousness. The focus is not upon human effort expended in order to rid ourselves of sinful behavior or to add to our being a new force of righteousness. It is not a process of our effort and then God’s response. We are not commanded to do in order to receive. It is not action and then reaction. Paul sets this entire section in the context of what he has so clearly outlined in the first section. At the cross, Jesus Christ overcame and put on display the philosophies and practice of the world which so fully occupied our thoughts and actions. He has fully unmasked their deception and by His death and resurrection, destroyed their wickedness. He has both fully

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