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Colossians: Walking in Wisdom

Opening a Door to Speak the Mystery of the Christ, Colossians 4:2-6

Continuing in Worship, Colossians 4:2

Keeping it close at hand

 The Apostles devoted to worship and the ministry of the word, Acts 6:4

Have a boat ready, Mark 3:9

Worship is giving God credit for What He has Done, Revelation 4:10-11

We Should be Doing this Constantly, 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Worshiping With Thanksgiving

Having an Attitude of Gratitude

In All Things We Are to be Grateful, 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Concerning all, 1 Timothy 2:1

The Opening of a Door for the Word, Colossians 4:3

Speaking the Mystery of the Christ

The New Creation, 2 Corinthians 5:17

God Took of the Two and Made One, Ephesians 2:15

It was Hidden, but is Now Revealed, 1 Corinthians 2:6-8

Paul is in Bonds because of the Word of the Christ

Worshiping in Thanksgiving that Paul will be Able to Speak as it is Necessary, Colossians 4:4

Walk in Wisdom, Colossians 4:5

How We Conduct Ourselves with Those Outside of the Church

Wisdom is a Proper Use of Knowledge

If We Lack Wisdom, Ask and God will Provide It, James 1:5

Applying what we Know

What is God’s desirous will for me

How do I glorify (express a proper opinion of) God in this situation

Not a Worldly Wisdom, 1 Corinthians 3:19

Do Good to All, Galatians 6:10

Not Unequally Yoked, 2 Corinthians 6:14

We are Holy, 2 Peter 3:10-11

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Colossians: Walking in Wisdom2023-12-14T08:25:11-08:00

Experiencing the Holy Spirit – Walking

I say, all of you walk by [the] Spirit and you will not bring to maturity the desires of the flesh – Galatians 5:16

Walking is a term used to describe how we generally manage our lives. Prior to being saved we walked according to the age of this world, which is a malignantly evil period. We had a lifestyle that was controlled by the futility of the mind.

in which once all of you walked according to the age of this world, according to the head of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of the disobedience – Ephesians 2:2

Therefore, I say and testify in the Lord, you are to no longer walk according to also the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their minds, Ephesians 4:17

Now we are God’s children and are to walk in the light. This is a lifestyle that rejects the works of the flesh and seeks to fulfil the desires of the Spirit so that we are fellowshipping with God.

If perhaps we should say that we are having fellowship with Him and we are walking in the darkness, we are lying and are not doing the truth. – 1 John 1:6

But if perhaps we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son keeps on cleaning us from all sin. – 1 John 1:7

We have a walk that is through faith, not through sight. This means we base our lifestyle upon the promise that God has given to us.

For we walk through faith, not through sight, 2 Corinthians 5:7

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Experiencing the Holy Spirit – Walking2023-12-14T08:40:44-08:00

Colossians: Walking in a Worthy Manner

to walk worthy of the Lord into all pleasing in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the full experiential knowledge of God Colossians 1:10

Colossians: Walking in a Worthy Manner2023-12-14T08:42:48-08:00

Walking by the Spirit

Walking by the Spirit

Galatians 5:16

Walk by the Spirit and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh.

Walking by the Spirit2019-01-27T15:20:34-08:00

Not Striking against (ἀπρόσκοπος)

While Paul was defending himself before Felix against accusations from the Jews, he spoke of his conscience. He strives to have a conscience that does not strike at, hence, cause offense, God or men, Acts 24:16.

Although we understand that food does not defile a person, if someone lacks this knowledge, we are not to use our freedom to cause offense to ( a strike against) their conscience. Instead, whatever we eat or drink it is to be in a way that expresses a proper opinion of God, not striking against the conscience of the Jews, Greeks, or Church of God, 1 Corinthians 10:32.

As we grow in love our full experiential knowledge and perception abound more and more so that we are able to approve the things that differ. In doing this, we will live out the life we have in Christ in a sincere manner and without offense to another until the day of Christ as we are filled up with the fruit of righteousness that is through Jesus Christ, Philippians 1:10.

‘Not striking against’ (ἀπρόσκοπος) is a concept often translated in English as ‘not offending’. However, ‘offense’ is also used for different words, such as ‘scandalizing’ (Matthew 18:7), and ‘trespass’ (Romans 4:25). Therefore. it is important to discern what Paul is referring to when he states we are not to give offense to any of the races. ‘Not strike against’ is a negation of the word ‘to strike’, which is used of dashing a foot against stone, Matthew 4:6, or stumbling while walking at night, John 11:10. ‘Aproskopos’ is predominately use concerning the conscience. Paul strived to have a good conscience before God and men, that did not strike against them; therefore, does not […]

Not Striking against (ἀπρόσκοπος)2024-06-13T07:07:50-07:00
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