Putting off the old and putting on the new impacts the whole person. This process of Christian transformation involves our intellects, our emotions, our wills, our spirits, and our physical bodies. Followers of Jesus put off . . . self-reliance, and put on . . . trust in the Lord.
The work of Christian transformation begins when we become followers of Jesus, it increases throughout our lives, and it is completed for our souls at our death, and for our bodies at the return of Jesus. Followers of Jesus put off . . . grumbling, and put on . . . gladness.
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 […]
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.