A 16-session blog series on learning how to dress in the likeness of Jesus. Colossians 3: 10-17
The Christ Collection: Putting on the Likeness of Jesus.
There’s an old saying that states “We are what we wear.”
You see, the day you made that decision to become a Christ-follower, God in Heaven, your Holy Father, the Creator/King, pulled out His needle and thread and began crafting Eight Holy Garments and Five Practical Accessories to place in your personalized hope chest. He knew full well that you and I would have great need for these classics, because in this rough-n-tumble world, cheap clothes wear out fast and so do we. So, in His great love, God assembled a collection of eight high-quality garments made from the very best fabrics found in both heaven and earth. Then, He added five practical accessories to accent each piece.
And, as Paul tells us here in Colossians 3, each and every day, you and I, as Christ followers, can open up our closet, pull out a few of these beauties, and slip into something comfortable. Hand-crafted masterpieces made for this world, so when we wear them, we can go out on Christ’s behalf, shining brightly like the Son.
Over a period of about five weeks (3 sessions per week), we will take you on a journey (16-sessions) we call The Christ Collection: Putting on the Likeness of Jesus. Each session will begin with a Lectio Divina reading from Colossians 3, and each day, we will be reading from a different translation of the Bible. That way, you’ll get the opportunity to see the richness of words Paul used in writing his letter. My suggestion is that you don’t hurry through, or skip the text, but treat it as a Lectio Divina reading where you slow down and sit a bit with God’s Word, allowing it to penetrate and influence you as you read.
We suggest you bookmark this homepage to keep all 16 blogs in this series for future reference.
The Christ Collection: Gentleness. Colossians 3: 12-14 (NET)
The Christ Collection: Patience. Colossians 3: 12-14 (Phillips)
The Christ Collection: Becoming Otherly. Colossians 3: 12-14 (MsgB)
The Christ Collection: Forgiveness. Colossians 3: 12-14 (NKJ)
The Christ Collection: Love. Colossians 3: 12-14 (NLT)
Completing the Ensemble: The Peace from Christ. Colossians 3: 15-16 (TLB)
Completing the Ensemble: Thankfulness. Colossians 3: 15-16 (Phillips)
Completing the Ensemble: The Word of Christ. Colossians 3: 15-16 (NAS)
Completing the Ensemble: Good Common Sense. Colossians 3: 15-16 (MsgB)
Completing the Ensemble: The Gift of Song. Colossians 3: 15-16 (NIV)
The Christ Collection: A Conclusion. Colossians 3: 17 (MsgB)