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Feb 24

Sermon Follow-up: “Seek Things Above”

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Sermon Follow-Up

In Sunday’s sermon, “Seek Things Above,” Ryan preached from Colossians 3:1-4, where Paul exhorts us to “seek things that are above, where Christ is, not on things that are on earth.”

Ryan quoted a helpful section from Jeremiah Burroughs’, A Treatise of Earthly-Mindedness (1649), where Burroughs expands on Paul’s words in Colossians 3:

Earthly-Mindedness =

  1. When men look upon earthly things as the greatest things.
  2. When their choicest thoughts are busied with earthly things.
  3. When their hearts cleave to the earth.
  4. When their hearts are filled with distracted cares about the world.
  5. When the greatest endeavors of their lives are about earthly things.
  6. When they seek any earthly thing for itself, and not in subordination to some higher and godly good.
  7. When they are earthly in spiritual things.
  8. When they conceive of the most heavenly truth in an earthly way.

A Treatise of Earthly-Mindedness is available for purchase here and download here. If you would like to explore this theme more, consider buying Jason Stellman’s recent book, Dual Citizens: Worship and Life Between the Already and the Not Yet.