Clothe yourself with, 2: Kindness

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – Col. 3:12

Clothe yourselves with kindness.

CAUSED US TO BE BORN AGAIN

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has CAUSED US TO BE BORN AGAIN to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” – 1 Pet. 1:3, NASB (Emphasis mine).

God causes us to be born again.

The God of love and peace will be with you

“Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” – 2 Cor. 13:11

Apart from faith in Jesus, we stand condemned in our sin and alienated from God. Only through faith in Jesus’s sacrificial death on the cross can we receive forgiveness of sins and enjoy the love and peace of God.

Clothe yourselves with, 1: Compassion

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – Col. 3:12

Clothe yourselves with compassion

Sanctified by faith in Me

“to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” – Acts 26:18

Jesus does it all.

But by faith in Jesus Christ

“knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.” – Gal. 2:16

Sola Fide 3 times in one verse.

I am the vine, 2

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” – Jesus (John 15:5)

Jesus is the vine.