Colossians 3:1 and 2
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above not on things on the earth.
I. Heavenly minded means to mind the things of the Holy Spirit.
They can only come by us is to understand the Heavenly reality from God’s word.
Matthew 6:33 – Jesus saith but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
The things we should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what God wants; then all these other things we need will be given to us.
II. To know and do what God wants, we must know the Holy Bible; know the word of truth.
II Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
II Timothy 2:15 – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Hebrews 13:16 – My Bible reads, to do good; to share…
The sacrifice of praise comes from the lips of God’s people, pleasing Him only when accomplished by loving action.
III. I John 3:18 – My little children, let us not love in words, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
Claiming to love is not enough. Love is not sentiment but deeds.
By this, we will know a lifestyle of love in action is the demonstrated proof of salvation.
IV. Holy ambition
The call of God to salvation. We must have because of that eternal peace.
Set your affections on things above. Seek those things which are above. Love heavenly things. Be engrossed by them. Let them take up all of your attention.
Love not the world. Deny ungodliness; deny worldly lusts.
I John 2:16 – For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of the world.
Matthew 6:24 – Jesus saith no man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You can not serve God and mammon.
V. Give your all and all to God.
I Corinthians 10:26 – For the Earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof.
I Timothy 4:15 – Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them that thy profiting may appear to all.