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January 25, 2021 8:00 am
Putting on the new man. That's the topic Dr. Don Wilton today as we open God's will to the book of Colossians.
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You might want to translate with us to page 1143 Colossians chapter 3 very important to be able to follow along in God's word. The subject that we going to be dealing with today is not a subject that is just important for young people. This is critically important for all of us. Every person who claims to know Jesus Christ needs to have an understanding of what God is endeavoring to teach us right here at this point where we find ourselves in Colossians chapter 3 in second Corinthians chapter 5 in verse 17 Paul wrote these words.
Therefore if any man or any woman or any boy or any girl is in Christ Jesus heal. She is a new creature, all things are passed away behold all things are become new. By the way, that would cost white with you say pastor white foster white means exactly the same. I thought I just put that in just in case some of you struggling this morning when the Bible says that all things apostolate what God's word means is that the things that you once were no longer what the Bible means that quite literally is that when you come to know Jesus Christ as your Savior that things that once controlled your life no longer control your life.
They are no longer relevant to the person that you have become young man by the name of Adam came walking up the stage in and wanted to talk to me.
I love and has had a very sad life has gone through many, many trials even told me that that he tried to take his own life and that was verified later on. Many oxen down right they sitting on that stage in that massive auditorium where 4000 teenagers were gathered. I had the privilege of leading Adam to trust Jesus Christ as Savior bandages on his hand a look of hopelessness in his eyes and hip claims. The Bible says that what is hadn't had what is happened to Adam is that he has not just come into a relationship with Jesus Christ but he is about to begin. From that moment I will a new list of life even through the Lord Jesus Christ. It's a brand-new hope. It's a new direction. It is, it's a new song upon his heart. I was once lame but I now will I was blind but I now see now what is Paul trying to say here in Colossians chapter 3 subject is simply this, putting on the new man well once I put off the old person. Once the old person has died.
The Bible tells me that I have a great deal to do. In fact it's going to take me an entire lifetime.
That should be good news for some people.
So let's have a look at this beginning at verse nine of chapter 3. Paul's letter to the Colossians forces do not live to each other while because you have taken or you have to click today's your old self with practices. I want you to notice that something interesting happens here and as a consequence or according to that listing, you have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge, in the image of its creator.
Here, that is, as a new person.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, sodium, slave or free, but Christ is all and is all. Therefore, on the basis of this on the basis of these established facts in verse 12, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved your self with compassion with kindness with humility, with gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and give what grievances you might have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity by the Lord right he's word upon our hearts this morning and give us a special understanding of God's word as we apply to our own hearts and lives putting on the new man. The Bible is very clear at this point my friends that there are many instances at which you and I can evaluate all can judge the genuineness of our own for the Lord Jesus Christ. One of those ways in which we can evaluate ourselves to see whether we be found in the fight to see whether we be genuinely converted to see whether we have genuinely been forgiven of our sins to see whether we genuinely for sure can know that we know that we going to heaven to be with the Lord Jesus Christ is not just whether or not we have put off the old man but whether or not we are putting on the new man. I want you to notice something very interesting here before I get into these first reports with me at verse 10.
The Bible says you have to put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge, in the image of its creator.
That is a logical progressive statement based upon the progressive nature of my Christian experience. In fact, Jesus said blacklisting John chapter 3 when he was speaking to Nicodemus. He said Nicodemus, except to become as a baby and all morning again. You shall not see the kingdom of God.
Now, what did Jesus mean by that, when he said that the Nicodemus while we've had two precious babies born into Rock Church family this week. You know, apart from all the dreams and aspirations and all those things that we have about our babies. There's one thing that I do pray about hope that they begin to grow as you say you mean to tell me. I came to church just to hear their profound statement I want to tell you something. Folks, we are willing to accept the obvious. As far as we're concerned we not willing to accept the obvious. As far as God is concerned.
God says that when we are born again in the spring of God we become as babes in Christ.
As we begin to put on the new self, we are continually being renewed in the God of my heavenly father. I am in the process of reconstructive surgery. I am in the process of being made into the God created this Christian walk is a daily exercise in the grace and in the continuing forgiveness of Almighty God in Christ Jesus. You see friends the boat again.
Life is not just what I have done it is what I am becoming is the progressive nature of my gross in the knowledge and admonition of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now what is porcine, may I suggest you this morning that what Paul is saying is that the evidence on the new man is the renewing in the knowledge of Christ and the renewing in the knowledge of Christ provides the more of the genuine believer. So as we get into these first three points on going to preach this into parts because there's a whole lot more next week will never get started in these few moments that we have this morning I tried to but it doesn't work too much to talk about your God's word is so rich and so wonderful and so mighty and so action-packed and so friends we would never hope to even ask the service so let's ask God to just speak to us at the point of our own particular needs.
This morning, how can I know that I'm sorry have put on the new man if I'm putting on the new man, how do I know if I am putting on the new man. But let's have a look at number one, number one. If you are born again and you are putting on the new person number one, there will be a new landing of the days of your old self with its practice that I want to run that by getting this listening to. According to the apostle Paul. You are in a in growing and becoming more like Christ. If you are in fact I genuinely born again believer according to God's word in verse nine.
There will be a new family. This of your old self with its now look with me at verse nine divorces you do not like to each other on the basis of the fact that you have already that Austrians you have already taken your old self with practices they say to me this morning, Dr. Wilson, what are the practices of the old self. We look at that last week didn't even let me remind you, from verse five through verse like Paul said put to death. Therefore, whatever belongs to your old self. In other words, the election, he listed sexual immorality, impurity, last, evil desires and greed which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming. Verse seven you used to walk up Austrians used to walk in these ways in the life you once lived, but now you must rid yourself of all such things as the anger, rage, malice, stronger and filthy language from your lips do not live to each other since you have taken your old elf with practices. What is Paul trying to say here is trying to point out to the Colossian Christians that if you and I are going to come to an understanding of the preeminence of Christ Jesus the full and complete control and authority of the Lordship of the Lord Jesus Christ number one. We must have a new understanding of the day of our old self with its practices as evidence of the fact that we are putting on the new man to put it in another way before. My friend, you can have an understanding of the fact that you say you have got to have an understanding of the fact that your loss.
My father said to me one time he said to me, son. You cannot get saved, unless you're willing to accept the fact that you lost. Jesus didn't die to save the say Jesus died to save the loss. That's the very reason why Jesus died and what the apostle Paul is endeavoring to inculcate into the minds of these believers here is that the practical manifestation and outworking of my whole again this is a new man walking in newness of life is that I have a new landing of my lost condition outside of Jesus Christ before I was if I was to ask you this morning it is absolutely imperative that the first part of your testimony or to be the fact that you are lost outside of Jesus Christ that you had no hope. Outside of Jesus Christ, that you are helpless and aimless that you are wondering around that you are lost in your sin in your degradation that you accept fully and completely that the wages of sin is death, and that there are none who are righteous, no not one but God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. I had been by the grace of God you're listening to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher here on The Encouraging Word and he'll be back in just a moment, please don't go away with the rest of today's message putting on the new man from the book of Colossians. The doctor done once me remind you where available for you in a couple of ways. First, you can call us anytime for prayer the connects of our resources at 866-899-WORD the number down stored new cell 866-899-9673 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org the resources like the I give up book by Laura story so many folks are best for that as well as the walking with giant surgeon Dr. Wilson. You can take a peek at both of those on our website right now at tewonline.org.
He why you're there, sign up for the free email its own launch your devotion every single day with Dr. Wilton again. Sign up today email@example.com daily Encouraging Word devotional. Now back to take teachings with Dr. Tom number one. If you are in the process of putting on the new man. They must be new understanding of the old self with its just really put a little aside to from time to time. I've met people who would say to me.
Well I am a Christian but it becomes very very apparent very soon that they have no concept or understanding practice of the date of the old.
If I encounter a man who says that he knows and loves business continues as usual, Annie's life is never changed and he said it is never trained and is never been more thinking. Sin is life.
My friend according to not only is he not say that he has never even begun to put in other words, speaking you will never carry through a resolution to turn over a new leaf until you got rid of the only you will make a resolution to turn your life around until you put it back into perspective, which must begin with the putting today's of the old sill business cannot continue as usual. So Paul is saying here that the evidence of the new man is renewal in the knowledge of our creator.
The Lord God in heaven, which is manifested number one by a new on this rambling all the days of the old self with its practices, but number two. There will be a new attitude towards old people there will be a new towards old people you say to me today. Dr. Wilton. How can I know whether I'm saved or not. How can I know whether I'm engaged on putting along the new man, how will I ever know if I'm actually a spiritual person growing spiritually, moving aggressively toward that mom all the high calling of which Paul speaks about Annie's letter to the church at Philippi. You will note number one. If you have a new understanding of the death of the old self and its practices, but you will note number two if you have a new attitude toward all people. Verse 11 and verse 14 full say something rather remarkable. He says put on the new self, have there is no Greek on June circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian city and slave or free, but Christ is all in all by the way the Scythians were unbelievably barbaric people folks that used to drink the blood of their victims and I'm not going to going to all the ramifications of what these people did the queen wrote about the Bob Varian and the salience he was saying that the gospel of Jesus Christ trying to say.
Even the most unbelievable differences among people is what the issues according to God's word. It is impossible to say that you are a born-again believer that you are putting on the new man and I hate anybody at the same time and don't misunderstand me folks and I don't mind saying this publicly. Lots of things that I don't lack infected lots of people that I don't particularly enjoy it too much because of what they represent. It's not the people, but it is what they represent. It is not the people, but it is the practice of their life and when I discover things that are in dire metric opposition to the voice and to the will of God. I'm not just going to get up there and love them and sugar all over them and tell them they are okay and can do anything they want to, that's not what Paul is saying is, finding himself alive in agreement with the risk and one of the Lord Jesus Christ.
When Jesus said by this shall all men know that you are my disciples, you love one another. That's unbelievable.
If you disagree without being disagreeable.
My friend, you are agreeing with the basic premise putting on the new self, according to the biblical prerogative. God's word says that if I am living progressively growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
One of the things that I'm going to discover his newfound love for all people. Now that's a remarkable statement is you know what is. Some people are jolly hard to live on thing or not, Dr., you don't need elbow like a brother just I mean listen. Some people are poor they are hard to love my mom telling me of some strange people in my life. I mean difficult folks you say they want to exempt this wire you one thing down that what you wanting this type of that size you wanted out there. They want to crinkle green or black and I say yes non-you done with little monster light always like this and went down the next likely student concluded always getting about everything always trying to find phone with everything and often why you want to just do something radical to say is my friend.
By this, so mean know that you are modest you see God's word is not something we just know I can come on let's just everybody just going to love everybody folks medicine the Bible is the most real book about real life about this stuff, which is my say is as far as God's economy is concerned, there is neither Jew nor Greek, nor female, not go free.
We all will one in Christ, I've got an announcement to Mike at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Every single person upon the face of the earth rated and yellow and black and why call precious in God's side.
God died for every single person, male and female bundle free. The word of God says that Jesus Christ died for the entire world and I want you to know friend even this my own prejudices and even despite my own person, even despite my own preferences. I want you to know if there is anything that God has done for me. He is my heart and for people you know that you walking in Christ you know that not only have a new understanding of the days of your old self, you have a new attitude towards all people red and yellow black and why all precious in God's sight by this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another, they must be a new understanding of the days of the old self with all its practices. They must be a new attitude toward all people, but I want you to notice in the third place they will be a new understanding of your position in Christ. They will be a new understanding of your position in Christ.
You see friend if you are going to be someone who is about the business of putting on the new man of becoming a new person of being trauma school with all your idiosyncrasies and all you Erickson all Ukraine's annoying apps and downs that I've got is will how you going to know that what is a living testimony to that fact. You will have a new on this position in Christ. Report wholesalers). Verse 12 therefore God's chosen people, holy and dearly love. There are three designations that God gives to those who are in Christ, who being renewed in knowledge, in the image of it creator there are three designations and the Bible teaches my claim that you received Jesus Christ and as you begin to walking him you going to come to a new level of family about who you are, your position in Christ Jesus. First of all, says you are designated as God's chosen people where they means that you know to the nation of Israel will everywhere you God's elect. Someone said to me, how do you describe God's election is like turning down a road across the road is a big signboard right across the highway. It says whosoever to the Lord.
Mike, John 316 says God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not die but should have eternal life. As I journey down the slap in the spirit of God draws me because I cannot be saved outside of the sovereignty of God. God initiates salvation.
Not only is the sovereign work of God and me by the piece convicts me draws me not just me into the very heart of God. I think of my sin. By faith I receive them into my heart and I begin to go on the journey that precipice into God's eternal life at the moment of my salvation. And as I walk down that road being renewed in the knowledge of my creator I turn around and I look back over my shoulder and on the other side of that board are written the word you all my elect powerful illustration. I pray that in the moments we've had together. In the book of Colossians and study with Dr. Don Wilton referred not only the voice of Paul from the Scriptures, but more importantly, the voice of God, who uses his living word, to speak to us through his teacher Dr. Don Wilton are teaching every single day, but I'm afraid now that as we've kind of move from the teaching moment. Instead of from teacher to pupil just friend, a friend, would you open your heart to what Dr. Don Wilton was to share next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ wanted to pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that I do not know that Jesus died today. I repainted my sin.
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