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The People of the Kingdom
(Category 15 of 16)
Not Carnality but Christ
1 If then you were araised with Christ, seek those things which are above, bwhere Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the aearth.
3 aFor you died, band your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 aWhen Christ who is bour life appears, then you also will appear with Him in cglory.
5 aTherefore put to death byour members which are on the earth: cfornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, dwhich is idolatry.
6 aBecause of these things the wrath of God is coming upon bthe sons of disobedience,
7 ain which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
8 aBut now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
10 and have put on the new man who ais renewed in knowledge baccording to the image of Him who ccreated him,
11 where there is neither aGreek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircum-
CHAPTER 3 References
1 aCol. 2:12
6:19–21] 3 a[Rom. 6:2] b[2 Cor. 5:7] 4 a[1 John 3:2] bJohn 14:6
c1 Cor. 15:43
5 a[Rom. 8:13] b[Rom. 6:13] cEph. 5:3
6 aRom. 1:18
b[Eph. 2:2] 7 a1 Cor. 6:11
8 aEph. 4:22
10 aRom. 12:2
b[Rom. 8:29] c[Eph. 2:10] 11 aGal. 3:27,
28 bEph. 1:23
12 a[1 Pet. 1:2] b1 John 3:17
11:25] 14 a1 Pet. 4:8
b[1 Cor. 13] cEph. 4:3
14:27] b1 Cor.
7:15 cEph. 4:4
5:18] 16 aEph. 5:19
17 a1 Cor.
18 a1 Pet. 3:1
6:9] 19 a[Eph. 5:25] bEph. 4:31
20 aEph. 6:1
21 aEph. 6:4
22 aEph. 6:5
23 a[Eccl. 9:10] 24 aEph. 6:8
b1 Cor. 7:22
1NU omits for
25 aRom. 2:11
CHAPTER 4 References
1 aEph. 6:9
2 aLuke 18:1
3 aEph. 6:19
b1 Cor. 16:9
cEph. 3:3, 4;
cised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, bbut Christ is all and in all.
Character of the New Man
12 Therefore, aas the elect of God, holy and beloved, bput on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
13 abearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
14 aBut above all these things bput on love, which is the cbond of perfection.
15 And let athe peace of God rule in your hearts, bto which also you were called cin one body; and dbe thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another ain psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And awhatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
The Christian Home
18 aWives, submit to your own husbands, bas is fitting in the Lord.
19 aHusbands, love your wives and do not be bbitter toward them.
20 aChildren, obey your parents bin all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21 aFathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
22 aBondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
23 aAnd whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
24 aknowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; bfor1 you serve the Lord Christ.
25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and athere is no partiality.
1 Masters,a give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 aContinue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it bwith thanksgiving;
3 ameanwhile praying also for us, that God would bopen to us a door for the word, to speak cthe 1mystery of Christ, dfor which I am also in chains,
4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
5 aWalk in bwisdom toward those who are outside, credeeming the time.
6 Let your speech always be awith grace, bseasoned with salt, cthat you may know how you ought to answer each one.
7 aTychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
8 aI am sending him to you for this very purpose, that 1he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,
9 with aOnesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.
10 aAristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with bMark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him),
11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers
5 aEph. 5:15
b[Matt. 10:16] cEph. 5:16
6 aEccl. 10:12
c1 Pet. 3:15
7 a2 Tim. 4:12
8 aEph. 6:22
1NU you may
know our circumstances
and he may
9 aPhilem. 10
10 aActs 19:29;
b2 Tim. 4:11
12 aPhilem. 23
13 1NU concern
14 a2 Tim. 4:11
b2 Tim. 4:10
15 aRom. 16:5
16 a1 Thess.
17 aPhilem. 2
b2 Tim. 4:5
18 a1 Cor.
for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.
12 aEpaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always blaboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand cperfect and 1complete in all the will of God.
13 For I bear him witness that he has a great 1zeal for you, and those who are in , and those in Hierapolis.
14 aLuke the beloved physician and bDemas greet you.
15 Greet the brethren who are in , and 1Nymphas and athe church that is in 2his house.
Closing Exhortations and Blessing
16 Now when athis epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from
17 And say to aArchippus, “Take heed to bthe ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
18 aThis salutation by my own hand—Paul. bRemember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.
Folly of the Godless, and God’s Final Triumph
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of
1 THE afool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
2 aThe LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
3 aThey have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.
PSALM 14 References
1 aPs. 10:4;
2 aPs. 33:13,
3 aRom. 3:12
4 aPs. 79:6; Is.
8:4; Mic. 3:3
6 aPs. 9:9;
7 aPs. 53:6;
11:25–27] bDeut. 30:3;
Job 42:10 1Lit.
Who will give
out of Zion
of Israel? 2Or
5 There they are in great fear, For God is with the generation of the righteous.
6 You shame the counsel of the poor, But the LORD is his arefuge.
7 aOh,1 that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! bWhen the LORD brings back 2the captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
DREAM IT => PLAN IT => DO IT
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