Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on July 9, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Big Idea:  Christ is your new life, so put on your new clothes and follow him.

Context of Colossians 3:9–17
      A.  The Position of the New Man [3:9–10a]
      B.  The Progress of the New Man [3:10b]
      C.  The Pattern of the New Man [3:10c]
      D.  The Partnership of the New Man [3:11a]
      E.  The Preeminent Ruler of the New Man [3:11b]
      F.  The People of the New Man [3:12a]
      G.  The Practice of the New Man [3:12b–13]
      H.  The Perfection of the New Man [3:14]
       I.  The Priorities of the New Man [3:15–17]

1.   The People of the New Man [Colossians 3:12a]
      A.  A Chosen People
      B.  A Holy People
      C.  A Dearly Loved People

2.  The Practice of the New Man [Colossians 3:12b–13]
      A.  The Gracious Attitudes
            1)  Compassion
            2)  Kindness
            3)  Humility
            4)  Gentleness
            5)  Patience
      B.  The Gracious Actions
            1)  Forbearing Strangeness
            2)  Forgiving Sin
                  a.  The Misconceptions of Forgiveness
                  b.  The Meaning of Forgiveness
                  c.  The Mandate of Forgiveness
                  d.  The Motive of Forgiveness
                  e.  The Model of Forgiveness

3.  The Perfection of the New Man [Colossians 3:14]
      A.  The Culminating Grace
      B.  The Completing Grace