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Getting Dressed for Christmas - Five Virtues

November 29, 2020 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Advent - Getting Dressed for Christmas

Topic: Advent Scripture: Colossians 3:12–3:12

“Getting Dressed for Christmas—Five Virtues”
Colossians 3:12
November 29, 2020
Pastor Rich Lanning



I. The Christian’s clothing corresponds with their identity in Christ. Colossians 3:12a.

    A. Chosen:

    B. Holy:

    C. Loved:

II. Five virtues we are to ‘put on’. Colossians 3:12b.

    A. Compassion:

    B. Kindness:

    C. Humility:

    D. Gentleness:

    E. Patience:






Questions for reflection:

    • Why is it almost impossible to clothe ourselves with Christian virtues if we fail to
       understand and draw strength from our identity in Christ?   
    • Why is it so difficult to receive and believe God’s love for us?
    • Is there a particular virtue that you especially need to cultivate in your life? 

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