This week I am going to teach on Colossians 3:15-17. I’m so excited about it because I think it answers a lot of questions that college students (and just people in general) have. I can’t tell you ho many people I have talked to who really truly want to know what God’s will is for their life. I think this passage helps us answer that question. Here is Paul’s advice – it’s threefold and then the result follows.
(1). Let the peace of God rule in your heart
(2). Let the word of God dwell in you richly
(3). Be thankful
Those are the three commands that Paul gives. now, I understand that these still leave much potential ambiguity when it comes to decision making, but I am starting to fully believe that is the way God designed it and exactly the way he wants. See, this ambiguity forces us to stay constantly connected to the vine.
The result that follows is… do whatever you want! If you let the peace of Christ rule in your heart, dwell richly in the word, and are thankful… do whatever you want and give thanks a glory to God. What a freeing message. I’m stoked to teach it this weekend.