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1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

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1 Deena E = ""If we are risen with Christ, seek out those things that are with Christ"Many would interpret this verse as seeking out our heavenly crowns and the things in heaven as described in Revelation 21 the streets of gold, pearl gates, etc. I think that's all great and everything, but I don't think this is what Paul is referring to. The things that are with Christ are those things that are eternal and last forever: faith, hope, love (1 Corinthians 13:13), God's word (Matthew 24), the things unseen yet to be made manifest in our lives (2 Corinthians 4:18) and Jesus' authority and reign in our hearts and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). "
2 Ralph R = "We died with Jesus on the cross, thus we are dead.We are hid in Christ. Christ is the anointed one and his anointing. Jesus is the head, yet we are the body. Christ is he in us and we in him. If our life is hid in Christ, that means that we are part of his body, a new creation, the old is dead, all has become new."
3 Ben N = "When we give our lives to God, we commit to breaking our old habits (lying, stealing, fighting, etc), and living our lives in a new way. Christ comes alive in us, and we are thus "born again." And all those who walk in Christ, and live according to the Holy Spirit, regardless of their background, become equal, become one. Christ is all, and in all."
4 Ben N = "Humility, kindness, forgiveness, patience, generosity, compassion and love... these are the fruits of the spiritual life and the true mark of holiness. When we live in this way, God lives in and through us; His peace reigns in our hearts."
5 Deena E = "ABOVE ALL- CHARITY (LOVE)!Love (unconditional brotherly love) is the most excellent standard!"
6 Sarah Mangum = "Top 10 Christian Verses for Those in Love"
7 Cary W = "By singing, making melody, and giving thanks while doing everything in Jesus Name, we are able to give God glory and remain filled with His Spirit and His words."
8 Sarah Mangum = ""
9 Ben N = "Whatever we say and do, we are to do in the name of God, in the service of God, for the glory of God, as an offering to God; so that whether we are in the temple or at home, whether we work or pray, we have Him always on our minds and in our hearts. "
10 Deena E = "This summarizes sin's affect on the family.Paul goes down the line...(v18) Wives tend to have subordination issues(v19) Husbands tend to have abuse of authority issues(v20) Children tend to have rebellion issues(v21) Fathers tend to have issues with being understanding"
11 Cary W = "In both the old and new testament, God remains the same in His desire to have our hearts devoted to Him above all things and people."
12 Cary W = "Since He is our companion as we go about our work, service, and activities, we may as well do each thing with a whole heart, inviting God to set our aim toward Him in all we do."
13 Sarah Mangum = ""