The Apostle Paul helps us understand that after Jesus saves us, we are dead to sin, meaning sin no longer has the control over us it once had. Now the life we live for God is characterized by the removal of old, sinful practices, and the addition of new, Jesus-like virtues. Followers of Jesus put […]
Put On: Putting Off The Old, Putting On The New
The Apostle Paul describes the progressive work that continues throughout the life of a follower of Jesus, a putting off the old self and putting on the new self. Our lives after being saved by Jesus will look increasingly different from our lives before being saved by Jesus. Followers of Jesus put off . . […]
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus uses the picture of a log embedded in a person’s eye to urge his followers to put off their own sin and put on Jesus-like virtues. This silly exaggeration rules out a pride that sees oneself as better than others. Followers of Jesus put off . . pride, and […]
In a letter to Christians the Apostle Paul explains how the Lord works with saved people to change them. This personal transformation involves putting off the sinful attributes and putting on Jesus-like virtues. Followers of Jesus put off … harshness, and put on … gentleness.