Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 10/30/2016

Our message series is Living the Christ-Centered Life through the book of Colossians. Sunday’s message was called Off with the Old, taken from Colossians 3:5-11. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Get rid of the sinful things in your life
   A. Put them to death (5)
      – Romans 8:13
   B. Remove them like clothing (8-9)
      – Colossians 2:11 (“put off”), 2:15 (“disarmed”)

II. Examples of sinful things we should get rid of
   A. Sexual sins (5) – sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil
      desires, greed/idolatry (Exodus 20:17; Romans 1:24-25)
   B. Interpersonal sins (8-9) – anger, rage, malice, slander, filthy
      language, lying (Matthew 12:36-37; Ephesians 4:29, 5:3-4)

III. Four reasons why we should get rid of these things
   A. God’s wrath is coming because of these things (6)
      – Ephesians 5:5-7
   B. These things belong to your old way of life (7)
      – Romans 6:21-23
   C. God is making you into someone new (9-10)
      – Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24
   D. In Christ all the man-made barriers have been removed (11)
      – 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:26-28 (racial, religious, cultural, social)

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