Love: Authentic Christian Style

Colossians 3:12-17

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Sermon Outline

Betrayal leaves us feeling bare and exposed, but God clothes us in Christ, the one who was betrayed on our behalf. What is this clothing that God provides and Paul tells us to put on? 

1. The Love of Christ: which looks like forgiveness
2. The Peace of Christ: which looks like peacemaking
3. The Name of Christ: which looks like celebration (worship)

Putting on Christ is authentic Christian style.