Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4
Becoming a Christian is more than about just following Jesus, when you accept him your old self died on that cross in Calvary also. And when he was resurrected on the 3rd day, you were resurrected also. For we die and live thru Christ, you have been transformed, set your things on the Kingdom of God and not of this world
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. Colossians 3:5-7
You have become a new creature thru Christ, your sins have been forgiven but that doesn’t give you a free pass to continue to sin. Jesus came to fulfill the law not abolish it, the same laws God handed down to Moses are the same laws we follow today.
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practicesand have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Colossians 3:8-10
Jesus said its what comes out of your mouth that defiles you, your words have power use them carefully. Learn to forgive and have mercy, blessed are the merciful for they will shown mercy.
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:11-12
We are all one thru Jesus Christ, treat everyone with compassion no matter what race or gender. Treat everyone as your brother and sister in Christ.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:13-14
Jesus is the only one who has authority to judge, have forgiveness and mercy towards one another as Christ has for you. Love one another as Christ has loved us.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:15-17
Jesus is the Prince of Peace, we can all have peace knowing he has already defeated death and has forgiven you. Go in Peace and Stay in Peace, for whatever you do , do it for the Glory of God in Jesus Name Amen