building up habits of heart
(for good or ill).
no way to reach in and repair,
yet mind-will-emotion send in materials
and God works his end.
Arcs made with BibleArc--a great tool for getting a handle on the flow of thought in a passage
3:1-5 Seeking and setting one's mind on above-things ought to result in putting to death the earthly.
= 3:1a-4b We are able to seek and set because we died with Christ and we will be like him.
== 3:1a-2b Seeking above-things is necessarily accompanied by setting one's mind on them.
=== 3:1a-c If we have truly resurrected with him, we sill seek above-things.
=== 3:2a-b Setting one's mind on above-things involves both to and from movements.
== 3:3a-4b Our dead and hidden-in-God life results in a glorious appearing with Christ.
===3:3a-b This dying is necessarily followed by being hidden in God.
===3:4a-b Christ's appearing results in our appearing with him in glory.
=3:5a-b The earthly, which we put to death as a result of Christ's life in us, consists of self-serving, corrupted desires.
Pastor's Charlie's Recommended Responses
- Begin and end each day with God.
- Practice constant prayer-for-heavenly-perspective.
- Spend time around other above-thinkers.
- Treat your old life as dead.
- Our real life is in Christ.
- Our real home is with Christ.
- Our real valuables are in heaven.