Devotional: Colossians  3:9-17


  • (Col 3:9 ESV) Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices
  • (Col 3:10 ESV) and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
  • (Col 3:11 ESV) Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
  • (Col 3:12 ESV) Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
  • (Col 3:13 ESV) bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
  • (Col 3:14 ESV) And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
  • (Col 3:15 ESV) And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
  • (Col 3:16 ESV) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
  • (Col 3:17 ESV) And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


We could probably sit around a campfire and share stories of “church hurt” half the night.  While we have all see the bad side of what “church” does to people, it does little good for us to camp out there.  Instead, we have the opportunity to strive for greater good in our fellowship today.


What is the one thing you appreciate most the fellowship of the church?


What is one area you feel most called to build up in the church?


What is an area you feel the church can invest in you more?


How can you be praying for your church this week to live in harmony?



The Church Family

The church is both the universal and local people called by the Holy Spirit and redeemed by Jesus alone.  Our citizenship is secure in heaven and our devotion on earth is the work of God.  We are baptized into His body and led by men called of God to the roles of elders and deacons with the purposes of fellowship, worship, discipleship, evangelism, and ministry.

Jude 4, 8, 12, 13, 16, 1 Peter 2:9-12, Colossians 1:15-20, Ephesians 5:23-32, Acts 20:28, Colossians 3:15, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-2, Hebrews 13:17, 1 Timothy 3:8-13, Acts 2:42-49. Matthew 22:37-39, Matthew 28:19-20