Redeemer Church Riverview
Alive in Christ: Putting on Your New Clothes
May 17, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)

Alive in Christ: Putting on Your New Clothes

May 17, 2020 / 3:

Order of Worship: We Worship God Who Brings Us To Repentance

Song of Praise  “Lift High The Name Of Jesus”
Call to Worship Exodus 5:11-13
Song of Praise ) “Holy Holy Holy”
Confession of Faith Ninety-Five Theses #1
Song of Praise  “Build My Life”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Reopening Spotlight
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings
Scripture Reading Colossians 3:1-11
Song of Preparation  “Come Thou Fount”
Sermon “Alive In Christ: Putting On Your New Clothes”
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response  “Jesus Paid It All”

Sermon Notes:

William Shakespeare:

“We would have all such offenders so cut off and we give express charge that in our marches through the country there be nothing compelled from the villages, nothing taken but paid for, none of the French upbraided or abused and disdainful language.

For when lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.”

John Owen:

“Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.”

Ephesians 4:1

Romans 11:36

Romans 12:1

Colossians 3:5

Westminster Confession of Faith 13:2:

“This sanctification is throughout in the whole man, yet imperfect in this life; there abides still some remnants of corruption in every part: the Christian is involved in a continual and irreconcilable war; the flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.”

1st main point


Colossians 2:8

John Owen:

“Mortification from a self-strength, carried on by ways of self-invention, unto the end of self-righteousness is the soul and substance of all false religions in the world.”

Tongue Exercise from Sonship:

  1. Do not gossip about anyone but speak well of them.
  2. Do not complain about anything but give thanks in all things.
  3. Do not blame-shift or make excuses at all but own your own sin.
  4. Do not defend yourself but accept criticism where it is valid.
  5. Do not boast about anything in yourself except your weakness and need.

Sinclair Ferguson:

“Just as a newly married bride is given a new name and a completely new identity, that new identity is the only incentive she needs to live a life in which her affections are entirely set upon her husband.

Beforehand she may have felt varying degrees of affection towards others.

Now her husband must have a unique affection and anything that would tend to mar, distort, or destroy that affection must be rigorously and consistently refused.”

C. S. Lewis:

“Your real, new self (which is Christ’s and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him. Does that sound strange? The principle runs through all life from top to bottom. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end submit with every fiber of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.”

2nd main point:


1st of 95 Theses:

“When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent’, he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.”

Colossians 3:5-8

Rocky Balboa:

“Cause all I wanna do is go the distance.

Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed.

And if I can go that distance, ya see, and that bell rings, ya know, and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, ya see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.”

Stephen Charnock:

“There is a difference between a legalistic conviction of sin and an evangelical one.

A legalistic conviction of sin arises from a consideration of God’s justice but an evangelical conviction of sin arises from a sense of God’s goodness.”

3rd main point


Colossians 3:8-10

Philippians 1:6

Wes King:

“Anyone whose heart is cold and lonely
Anyone who can’t believe
Anyone whose hands are worn and empty
Come as you are
Anyone whose feet are tired of walking
And even lost their will to run
There is a place of rest for your aching soul

Come as you are

Anyone who feels that they’re unworthy
Anyone whose just afraid
Come sinner, come and receive His mercy
Come as you are

For the robe is of God
That will clothe your nakedness
And the robe is His grace
It’s all you need
Come as you are”

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