Ptr. Marvin Gibson Jr.
UBC Manila

Colossians 3:1-17

Emphasis: Our love for God must always lead us to keep our eyes on Christ which is the sole power to guard our purity in this deadly world.

  • I.Things to take on (vv.1-4
    • Founded in Christ (v.1a)
    • Focus on Christ (vv.1b-2)
    • Fullness of Life in Christ (vv.3-4) 
  • II.Things to take off (vv.5-10)
    • Sexual Immorality
    • Impurity
    • Lust
    • Evil Desires
    • Greed (Idolatry)
    • Anger
    • Rage (Wrath, Ire)
    • Malice
    • Slander (Blaspheme)
    • Filthy Language (Obscene Talk)
    • Lying
Evil Desires Slander (Blaspheme)
Voracity (Greed) Obscene Talk (Filthy Language)
Impurity Cattiness (Malice)
Lust Ire (Wrath, Rage)
Sexual Immorality Anger 
  • III.Things to turn on (vv.11-17)
    • CHRIST’S LOVE (vv.11&14)
      • No racial superiority – “no Greek or Jew”
      • No religious superiority – “circumcised or uncircumcised”
    • CHRIST’S LOVE  (vv.11&14)
      • No cultural superiority – “Barbarian or Scythian”
      • No social superiority – “slave or free”
    • CHRIST’S LOVE  (v.14)
      • “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
    • CHRIST’S CHARACTER  (v.12)
      • “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
      • “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
    • CHRIST’S PEACE  (v.15)
      • “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
    • CHRIST’S WORD  (v.16)
      • “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.” 
    • CHRIST’S GLORY  (v.17)
      • “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.
  • “Time is short. Eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in light of eternity.” – Charles Spurgeon



Vision: To see equipped members fulfilling the Great Commission.