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Love: The Perfect Bond of Unity

Rev. Michael Calvert, Ph.D., October 21, 2018
Part of the Colossians series.

This coming Lord’s Day we will continue to consider Colossians 3:8-17 where Paul’s subject is the “new self,” which is the new person we have become in Christ Jesus. (v. 10).

As we have discovered, this “new self” is identified by several very beautiful attributes, or virtues, which Paul has placed before us in verses 12-13. We have studied each of these carefully over the last few weeks.

Last Lord’s Day, we saw how these virtues lead to certain actions that we are to engage in as we relate to one another within the Church: “bearing with one another” and “forgiving each other” (v. 13).

On Sunday, our focus will be upon verse 14 where Paul declares: “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” In this one little inspired sentence, the Apostle is summarizing how we get along as new creations in God’s grace! It has to do with “love”!


Colossians 3:14

14And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. (KJV)