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Colossians 3-4; Psalms 14
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Living the New Life

3Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand.G1487G4891G3767G4891G5547G2212G507G3757G5547G2076G2521G1722G1188G23162Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.G5426G507G3361G1909G10933For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.G1063G599G2532G5216G2222G2928G4862G5547G1722G23164And when Christ, who is yourc life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.G3752G5547G2257G2222G5319G5119G5319G5210G2532G5319G4862G846G1722G13915So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don't be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.G3499G3767G5216G3196G3588G1909G1093G4202G167G3806G2556G1939G2532G4124G3748G2076G14956Because of these sins, the anger of God is comingc.G1223G3739G3709G2316G2064G1909G5207G5437You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world.G1722G3739G5210G2532G4043G4218G3753G2198G1722G8468But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.G1161G3570G5210G2532G659G3956G3709G2372G2549G988G148G1537G5216G47509Don't lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.G5574G3361G1519G240G554G3820G444G4862G846G423410Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.G2532G1746G3501G3588G341G1519G1922G2596G1504G2936G84611In this new life, it doesn't matter if you are a Jew or a Gentilec, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.G3699G1762G3756G1672G2532G2453G4061G2532G203G915G4658G1401G1658G235G5547G3956G2532G1722G395612Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.G1746G3767G5613G1588G2316G40G2532G25G4698G3628G5544G5012G4236G311513Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.G430G240G2532G5483G1438G1437G5100G2192G3437G4314G5100G2531G2532G5547G5483G5213G3779G2532G521014Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.G1161G1909G3956G5125G26G3748G2076G4886G504715And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.G2532G1018G1515G2316G1018G1722G5216G2588G1519G3739G2532G2564G1722G1520G4983G2532G1096G217016Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.G1774G3056G5547G1774G1722G5213G4146G1722G3956G4678G1321G2532G3560G1438G5568G2532G5215G2532G4152G5603G103G1722G5485G1722G5216G2588G296217And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.G2532G3748G3956G302G4160G1722G3056G2228G1722G2041G3956G1722G3686G2962G2424G2168G2316G2532G3962G1223G846

Instructions for Christian Households

18Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.G1135G5293G2398G435G5613G433G1722G296219Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly.G435G25G1135G2532G4087G3361G4087G4314G84620Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.G5043G5219G1118G2596G3956G1063G5124G2076G2101G296221Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.G3962G2042G3361G5216G5043G3363G12022Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord.G1401G5219G2596G3956G2962G2596G4561G3361G1722G3787G5613G441G235G1722G572G2588G5399G231623Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.G2532G3956G3748G1437G4160G2038G1537G5590G5613G2962G2532G3756G44424Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christc.G1492G3754G575G2962G618G469G2817G1063G1398G2962G554725But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.G1161G91G2865G91G3739G91G2532G2076G3756G4382

4Masters, be just and fair to your slaves. Remember that you also have a Master—in heaven.G2962G3930G1401G1342G2532G2471G1492G3754G5210G2532G2192G2962G1722G3772

An Encouragement for Prayer

2Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.G4342G4335G1127G1722G846G1722G2169 3Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains.G260G4336G2532G4012G2257G2443G2316G455G2254G2374G3056G2980G3466G5547G1223G3739G1210G2532G1210 4Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should.G2443G5319G846G5319G5613G3165G1163G2980 5Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.G4043G1722G4678G4314G1854G1805G2540 6Let your conversation be gracious and attractivec so that you will have the right response for everyone.G5216G3056G3842G1722G5485G741G217G1492G4459G5209G1163G611G1538G1520

Paul’s Final Instructions and Greetings

7Tychicus will give you a full report about how I am getting along. He is a beloved brother and faithful helper who serves with me in the Lord's work.G3956G1691G2596G1107G5190G1107G5213G27G80G2532G4103G1249G2532G4889G1722G2962 8I have sent him to you for this very purpose—to let you know how we are doing and to encourage you.G3739G3992G4314G5209G1519G846G5124G2443G1097G5216G4012G2532G3870G5216G2588 9I am also sending Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, one of your own people. He and Tychicus will tell you everything that's happening here.G4862G3682G4103G2532G27G80G3739G2076G1537G5216G1107G5213G3956G3588G5602 10Aristarchus, who is in prison with me, sends you his greetings, and so does Mark, Barnabas's cousin. As you were instructed before, make Mark welcome if he comes your way.G708G3450G4869G782G5209G2532G3138G431G921G4012G3739G2983G1785G1437G2064G4314G5209G1209G846 11Jesus (the one we call Justus) also sends his greetings. These are the only Jewish believers among my co-workers; they are working with me here for the Kingdom of God. And what a comfort they have been!G2532G2424G3588G3004G2459G3588G5607G1537G4061G3778G3441G4904G1519G932G2316G3748G1096G3931G3427 12Epaphras, a member of your own fellowship and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He always prays earnestly for you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully confident that you are following the whole will of God.G1889G1537G5216G1401G5547G782G5209G3842G75G5228G5216G1722G4335G2443G2476G5046G2532G4137G1722G3956G2307G2316 13I can assure you that he prays hard for you and also for the believers in Laodicea and Hierapolis.G1063G3140G846G3140G3754G2192G4183G2205G5228G5216G2532G1722G2993G2532G1722G2404 14Luke, the beloved doctor, sends his greetings, and so does Demas.G3065G27G2395G2532G1214G782G5209 15Please give my greetings to our brothers and sistersc at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church that meets in her house.G782G80G1722G2993G2532G3564G2532G1577G2596G846G3624 16After you have read this letter, pass it on to the church at Laodicea so they can read it, too. And you should read the letter I wrote to them.G2532G3752G1992G314G3844G5213G4160G2443G314G2532G1722G1577G2994G2532G2443G5210G314G2532G314G1537G2993 17And say to Archippus, "Be sure to carry out the ministry the Lord gave you."G2532G2036G751G991G1248G3739G3880G1722G2962G2443G4137G846 18HERE IS MY GREETING IN MY OWN HANDWRITING—PAUL. Remember my chains. May God's grace be with you.G783G5495G1699G3972G3421G3450G1199G5485G3326G5216G281

14[For the choir director: A psalm of David.] Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!H5329H1732H5036H559H3820H430H7843H8581H5949H6213H2896 2The LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.H3068H8259H8064H1121H120H7200H3426H7919H1875H430 3But no, all have turned away; all have become corruptc. No one does good, not a single one!H5493H3162H444H6213H2896H259 4Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread and wouldn't think of praying to the LORD.H6466H205H3045H398H5971H398H3899H7121H3068 5Terror will grip them, for God is with those who obey him.H6343H6342H430H1755H6662 6The wicked frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD will protect his people.H954H6098H6041H3068H4268 7Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel? When the LORD restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.H5414H3444H3478H6726H3068H7725H7622H5971H3290H1523H3478H8055


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