Colossians 3, verses 5-9 I’ve titled this ‘The old man – die to self‘. 5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. 8 But now...
I’ve titled this first part ‘Seeking Christ’ verses 1 to 4, If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory...
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
If you understand the Gospel, it has an impact upon your life. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whatever you’ve done in your life, whether you’ve been a big sinner or a little sinner, whatever you are, you are a sinner and you need to do something about it. What you need to do is quite simple: repent, turn away from your sins, and believe in Jesus Christ. Repent and be...
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,And He shall stand at last on the earth;26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,That in my flesh I shall see God,27 Whom I shall see for myself,And my eyes shall behold, and not another.How my heart yearns within me!
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They had to repent and believe, be baptized on confession of their faith.
So, being baptized, they were acknowledging that they believed that Jesus died for their sins and rose from the dead and therefore they would receive the Holy Spirit to a new life.
There had to be a response. And that response is important.
It's important that each one of us, individually, makes a response to Jesus Christ.