Forgive One Another

God’s calling of the believer should result in God’s character in the believer. In part 3 of Biblical Fellowship, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Colossians 3:12-15.

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Study Notes

“Koinonia” = Common Life

  • Though we are many, we are the one Body of Christ
  • Through the Spirit, we are to love one another with Christ’s sacrificial love

Understanding the Text

  1. Calling (v. 12)
    • Chosen by God
    • Holy
    • Dearly Loved by God
  2. Character Commands (vv. 12-15)
    • Compassion / Kindness / Humility / Gentleness / Patience / Forgiveness / Love / Peace / Gratitude

Forgive One Another

Bear with each other… and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another…. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

  • Love… “Character Glue”
  • The Peace of Christ… “The Umpire”

Principles from the Text

  • Believers have been chosen, and are dearly loved, by God
  • Believers are holy- set apart in character and destiny
  • The calling of God should produce the character of God

Applying the Text

  • Do you gratefully praise God for His calling and love?
  • Are you growing in holy character?
  • Do you forgive as the Lord forgave you?

The Gospel… Good News for Believers

  • The Lifelong Process of Repentance and Faith
  • Grace