All Dressed up and Someplace to Go

Colossians 3:12-17

Paul’s exhortation to holy living is to
“put off the grave-clothes to put on the grace-clothes.”
“Put off the old sin life to put on the holiness life in Christ.”

Four motives that ought to encourage us to walk…

  1. The grace of God for undeserving sinners (3:12-14)
    • If God saved a sinner based on merit or works, nobody would be saved.  It is all done through His race that it might all bring glory to God.
  2. The peace of Christ in the heart of man leads to peace with others in the the church (3:15)
    • Paul turned from character to conduct.
  3. The Word of God always magnifies Jesus Christ (3:16)
    • The Word gives us life and sustains and strengthens us. (1 Peter 1:22-2:3)
  4. The name of Christ is our identification and authority (3:17)
    • Bearing the name of Jesus is a great privilege, but it is also a tremendous responsibilityn
Is there a higher spiritual motivation?