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Compartmentalized Christianity

  1. Introduction (Col. 3:1-4)
    • Common "compartmentalization" mentally about our lives...
    • This concept often infiltrates our spiritual lives.
  2. Two common boxes:
    • Having obeyed the gospel? (Mk. 16:16; etc.)
      • Essentially, this is a "once saved always saved" mentality.
      • Contrast Acts 2:42; 8:4,13; 9:19-20ff; 10:48; 16:15,34; etc.
    • Going to church? (Heb.10:25; etc.)
      • Essentially, this is a "sacremental" mentality, i.e. thinking that there is inherent benefit in ritualistic obedience.
      • Contrast Mt. 5:23-24
  3. A much larger box called "godliness"
    • Not a compartmentalized faith, but a comprehensive faith! (Col. 3:1-4:6)
    • The Biblical mentality for those "who have been raised up with Christ" (3:1)
    • Higher calling (3:1), higher focus (3:2), self-sacrifice (3:3), consummate godliness (3:3-4; cf. Gal. 2:20)...
      • Morality / heart (3:5-15)
      • Worship (3:16-17)
      • Home / family (3:18-21)
      • Work (3:22-4:1)
      • Prayer (4:2-4)
      • Evangelism (4:5-6)
    • The outcome of such comprehensive faith? (3-4)
  4. ?Conclusion
    • Not "just enough religion to make you miserable."
    • Not a dabbler, but a disciple! (Mk. 12:28-30; Lk. 9:23; 14:27ff; Mt. 11:28-30)
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