Colossians 3:12-21 (NKJV)
Character of the New Man
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
The Christian Home
18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Introduction: The family is the object of the enemy’s attack today. Because of this, many are crumbling. But God, who has established the home as the primary institution for the welfare of the human race, won’t let it be destroyed. However we have a part to do to keep our families strong and resilient. Here are some biblical guidelines to follow:
____________________ one another (1 Peter 3:7)
Keep your ________________ to one another (Ecclesiastes 5:4,5)
Show ____________________ to one another (Romans 12:10)
Offer __________________ to one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
_______________________ one another (Colossians 3:13(