Colossians 3:18 Relationships: Who's First? - Pastor David McGee

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Colossians 3:18 Relationships: Who's First?Bible

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: January 19, 2020

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Life Lessons Referenced
Life Lesson (Colossians 3:25)

In the battle of life, you want your spouse to be armed and trained in the use of spiritual weapons.

Life Lesson (Colossians 3:25)

The wife sees things the husband does not see, the husband sees things the wife does not see.

Life Lesson (Colossians 3:25)

The 'Proverbs 31 woman' is not fragile, shy or quiet. She loves her God, her husband, her children and her home with a passion and courage.

Life Lesson (Colossians 3:25)

As followers of Jesus, we should live purposeful lives, or lives on purpose; not random acts of kindness but intentional acts of God’s forgiveness and love.

Life Lesson (Colossians 3:25)

If we do not set up God-given goals, purposes and priorities the world will force its goals and priorities upon us, our friends, and our family.

Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
Eph 5:22-33 NKJV
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."  32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Proverbs 31:10 NKJV
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
Colossians ‘spiritual to do list’ from chapter 2
  • Seek those things which are above.
  • Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
  • For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
  • Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
  • Put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
  • Do not lie to one another.
  • Put off the old man.
  • Put on the new man.
  • Put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge.
  • Put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.
  • Christ is all and in all.
  • Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
  • Bearing with one another
  • Forgiving one another
  • Even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 
  • But above all these things put on love.
  • But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
  • And let the peace of God rule in your hearts.
  • And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body.
  • Be thankful.
  • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.
  • Teaching and admonishing one another.
  • Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
  • Singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
  • Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God.
Col 3:16-17 NKJV
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Psalms 134:1-3 NKJV
1 Behold, bless the Lord,
All you servants of the Lord,
Who by night stand in the house of the Lord!
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary,
And bless the Lord.
3 The Lord who made heaven and earth
Bless you from Zion!
Ps 138 NKJV
1 I will praise You with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
2 I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
And made me bold with strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord,
When they hear the words of Your mouth.
5 Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
For great is the glory of the Lord.
6 Though the Lord is on high,
Yet He regards the lowly;
But the proud He knows from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
He is no fool, who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. ~ Jim Elliott
2 Timothy 3:1-2 NKJV
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
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