Seeking the Things Above!
"1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. 5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator." (Colossians 3:1-10, ESV)
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called”. (Ephesians 4:1, ESV)
We are called to Live the Risen Life!
"1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above…”
2 “Set your minds on things that are above…”
“You must not only seek heaven, you must also think heaven” ~ J.B. Lightfoot
“Whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked.” (1 John 2:6, ESV)
We are called to Put Sin to Death!
“12 So then, brothers, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh, 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:12-13, CSB)
"7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away…”
“Christian, what hast thou to do with sin? Hath it not cost thee enough already? When thou hast already been between the jaws of the lion, wilt thou step a second time into his den?— Be free, and let the remembrance of thy ancient bondage forbid thee to enter again.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
“9…seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.