Summary: Listen, the tongue isn’t all bad .... It can do great good. And in Colossians 4:2-17 we see 3 ways in which we can use our tongues for good. (Jesus is Enough - part 8)

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Jesus Is Enough - part 8 (Col 4:2-17)

“There Should Be ND in Our Speech”

Jesus IS enough!!! Jesus IS enough!!! >>> Do YOU believe that?

Do YOU live that?

This is week 8 in our study of the book of Colossians - and let me tell you it has been an awesome time in God’s word...

Let’s do a little review....of where we have been - these last 7 weeks....

The First part of this letter - chapters 1 & 2 could be called “JESUS IS ENOUGH...”

In these chapters Paul tells us that - Jesus’ Grace is Enough....

His grace is enough to: Free us from our sins

Rescue us from danger

Brush away our tears

Reconcile us to God

Cloth us with Christ

Remove our guilt

Fill us with hope

Take us to heaven

He also tells us that Jesus’ Lordship is enough and because he is k of k - and l of l - we said, that He‘s Got it covered.. God’s word taught us in week 2 - that;

Jesus is Savior >>> He’s got our salvation covered

Jesus is Creator >>> He ‘s got our life covered

Jesus is the Church >>> He’s got Central covered

Jesus is God >>> He’s got everything covered...

Then he tells -- us that Jesus’ Word is enough - Listen, we don’t need anyone to give us any ‘other’ stuff about God, we got it all right in here....The bible is the FULL and FINAL revelation of God.

The second part of this letter we could call - “Let Go Of The World...” If Jesus is enough then you need to let Go of the world....

AND we do that;

“BY letting heaven fill our thoughts......

“By putting to death - greed & sexual immorality, “Have nothing to do with sexual sin, impurity, lust and shameful desires...”

“BY removing the grave clothes of old way of life - God’s word says to the Christian, “NOW is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malice, slander, filthy speech and lies....”

And then we need to put some things on - Christians are to put on; compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness and love.

The final section of Paul’s letter could be called - “Change The World” - Listen, people who have become convinced that Jesus is enough! People who have let go of the world - people who have put to death and stripped off the old ways of living.... and who have put on the royal garments of Jesus Christ - are now ready to change the world..... How? through lives that are different from those in the world - noticeably different......

God through Paul is teaching that there should be a ND - in four essential areas of our lives.... IN our churches --- In our homes -- in our speech and in our work life....

The last 2 weeks we talked about the first 2 areas.

There should be a ND in the church....When people gathered together at Christ’s Church.... there should be a ND between their assemblies and the worlds assemblies...

In The Church Christ Rules - (Jesus Christ IS the agenda -- He is the ruling and driving force of the church - not anger, rage, slander - AND not our way, our wants, our agenda, our glory or our self....)

In the church we are thankful - when the body of Christ assembles - we don’t a hear a bunch whining, gripping & complaining -- but rather we hear conversations full of thanks & gratitude. People grateful; for the grace the saves them - the blood that redeemed them - the hope that fills them and the presence of Christ that is with them...

In the Church The Word is home - The word of God is comfortable - because we know, love and live it....

In The Church Jesus Is Praised - and as we worship God He is magnified - we realize how big He is - He’s huge - and our faces are changed by being in the presence of one so great!

And In the Church It Is All About Jesus - Jesus is the heart of worship and the heart of the church...

And last week, we talked about how there is to be a ND in our homes - Christians homes are to be different than non-Christian homes - and often time they are not...

In many Christian homes - marriages, attitudes, actions, words, and family relationships are as messed up as those in the world.

But they don’t have to stay that way...As we saw last week we can restore harmony to the home -- How? BY -- Getting our relationship with God right - Honoring one another - being a minister - talking right and resolving conflict.....

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