February 6, 2024

In the first part of Colossians 3, Paul describes taking off an old way of living and putting on a new one that looks like the life of Jesus. Lying, greed, anger and rage are out. Kindness, humility, patience, forgiveness and love are in. His description of new life in Jesus is focused on how we treat one another.

“Let 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. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:16-17

Do you think about yourself as a living representation of Jesus? What specific actions from these verses do you sense God might want you to put into practice today?

If you’re reading through the full book of Colossians, read Colossians 3:9-17 today.

To see a teaching video that explores this section of Colossians in much more detail, go to “Colossians 3:1-17” by Michael Defazio on RightNow Media. (If you need a free RightNow Media account, go to wschurch.org/rnm to sign up through West Side.)
To find the series book and access more material, visit wschurch.org/madeforthis.