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Put Ons and Put Offs

By ITW Staff

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Put On’s and Put Off’s

Romans 13:11-14; Ephesians 4:1-6, 22-24; Philippians 2:1-6


Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped. Philippians 2:5-6


Use the Chart Below to Grow


Below is a chart that lists two sets of Fruit and ways of living. One side represents Christ’s redemptive work that we comply to continue by being grateful, pursuing His Grace and applying His Fruit into our daily lives. The other side represents the corruption of sin, the old self that we are called to get rid of. Yet, these old and dirty ways are so alluring, we seem not to want to get rid of them. Go through the next week being fully aware of your attitudes; keep a journal of them. Keep track of your negative attitudes and positive attitudes. Then, notice your feelings and responses in those situations. See what you find and see what happens!



1. Lack of love I John 4:7.8.20

2. Judging Matt. 7: 1.2


3. Bitterness Hebrews 12:1f


4. Unforgiving spirit Mark 11:26

5. Pride Proverbs 16:18

6. Selfishness Philippians 2:21

7. Boasting (conceit) I Cor. 4:7

8. Stubbornness I Samue15: 23


9. No Submission / Disrespect II Timothy 3:6

10. Rebellion I Samueal 15: 23

11. Disobedience I Samueal 12:15

12. Ungrateful Romans 1: 21


13. Impatience James 1: 2-4

14. Discontent Philippians 4:11-13

15 Covetousness Exodus 20:17

16. Complaining Proverbs 19:3


17. Argumentative Jude 15-16

18. Irritation to others Proverbs 25:8

19. Disrespectful speech John 6:43

20. Jealousy Proverbs 27-4


21. Strife James 3:16

22. Losing temper Proverbs 16:32

23. Bodily harm Proverbs 16:29


24. Anger Proverbs 14:17 

25. Wrath James 1:19-20

26. Hatred Matthew 5:21-2

27. Murder Exodus 20:13


28 Gossip I Timothy 5:13


29. Lying Ephesians 4:25

30. Bad Language Ephesians 4:29

31. Profanity Psalms 109:17


32. Idle words Matthew 12:36

33. Evil thoughts Proverbs 23:7

34. Bad Motives I Samuel 16:7


35. Complacency James 4: 17

36. Hypocrisy Job 8:13

37 Other god’s Deuteronomy 11:16

38. Lost first love Revelation 2:4

39 Lack of rejoicing Phil.4.4

40. Worry / Fear Matthew 6:25-32

41 Doubt / Unbelief! I Thess. 5:24

42. Neglect of Bible study 2 Timothy 3:14-17

43. Easily irritated 1 Corinthians 13:5

44. Critical spirit Galatians 5:15


45. Laziness Proverbs 20:4

46. Tardiness/ being slothful Proverbs 18:9

47. Idolatry Deuteronomy 11:16

48. Unfaithfulness Proverbs 25:19

49. Revenge Proverbs 24:29


50. Prayerlessness Luke 18:1

51. No burden for the lost Matthew 9:36-38

52. Burying talents and abilities Luke 12:48

53. Irresponsibility Luke 16:12

54. Procrastination Proverbs 10:5

55. Disrespect of Church Ecclesiastes 5:1

56. Inhospitable 1 Peter 4:9

57. Cheating  2 Corinthians 4:2

58. Personal Bodily harm 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

59. Greed / Love of money 1 Timothy 6:9-10

60. Following the crowd Proverbs 1:10

61. Witchcraft/ Astrology Deuteronomy 18:10,11

62. Gambling Proverbs 28:20-22

63. Preferential treatment James 2:1-9

64. Alcoholism Proverbs 20:1

65. Pornography Psalm 101:3

66. Lust 1 Peter 2:11

67. Perverted sexual relations Leviticus 18:6

68. Fornication1 Corinthians 6:18

69. Adultery Matthew 5:27-28


70. Homosexuality Leviticus 18:22

71. Presumption on the future Proverbs 27:1

72. shameless dress Proverbs 7:10

73. Flirtation Proverbs 7:21

74. Worldly entertainment Proverbs 21:17

75. Worldly music Ephesians 4:29-30

76. Stealing Proverbs 29:24

77. Lack of moderation Proverbs 11:1

78. Gluttony Proverbs 23:21

79. Wrong friends Psalm 1:1

80. Worldly values Matthew 6:19-21

81. Stinginess 1 John 3:17

82. Moral impurity 1 Thessalonians 4:7




Love John 15:12

Search my sin John 8:9: 15:22 

Tenderhearted Colossians 3: 12

Forgiving spirit Matthew 6:14

Humility James 4:6

Death to self John 12:24

Humility Proverbs 27:2

Submission Joel 2:12.13; Romans 6: 13

Broken will Matthew 6:10


Surrender Galatians 2:20-21

Obedience Hebrews 5: 9


Thankfulness Ephesians 5:20


Patience Luke 21: 19

Satisfaction Hebrews 13:5


Yield rights Colossians 3:5

Gratefulness I Corinthians 10:10

Contentment Hebrews 13:5 

Favor in love Philippians 2:3,4


Respect for authority Ephesians 5: 21

Trust, put others 1st I Corinthians 13:4

Esteem others Luke 6:31

Self control Romans 5:3.4


Gentleness I Thessalonians 2:7

Self control Galatians 5:24,25

Self control Galatians 5:24,25

Kindness I Corinthians 13 :3

Love Romans I Corinthians 13:3

Restrain tongue Proverbs 21:23

Speak truth Zechariah 8:16 

Edify I Timothy 4:12


Restrain tongue Proverbs 21: 23

Pure speech Proverbs 15:4

Pure thoughts Philippians 4:8

Spiritual motives 1 Corinthians 10:31

Zeal for Christ Revelation 3:19

Sincerity 1 Thessalonians 2:3

Meditation on God Psalm 19: 14

Fervent devotion Revelation 2:5

Rejoice I Thessalonians 5.16

Trust I Peter 5:7


Faith Hebrews 11:1


Bible study/ Contemplation Psalm 1:2

Return good for evil Rom 12:19-20

Not easily provoked Proverbs 19:11

Diligence Proverbs 6:6-11


Colossians 3:23

Worship God only Colossians 1:17-18

Faithfulness Luke 16:10-12


Give back good Romans 12:19-20

Praying Matthew 26:41

Witnessing / Compassion Act 1:8

Developing abilities 1 Corinthians 4:2

Responsibility Luke 16:10

Attentiveness Proverbs 27:1


Reverence Psalm 89:7


Hospitable Romans 12:13

Honesty 2 Corinthians 8:21

Glorify God with our body 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Seek God Matthew 6:33


Fear God Proverbs 3:7


Worship of God only Deuteronomy 6:5

Good stewardship Luke 16:11


Love our neighbor Luke 6:31


Abstinence Proverbs 23:30

Pure thoughts Philippians 4:8

Pure desires Titus 2:12

Moral purity 1 Corinthians 7:2-5

Abstinence 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Marital fidelity Proverbs 5:14-19

Moral purity 1 Thessalonians 4:4,5

Trust God's will  James 4:14-16

Modesty 1 Timothy 2:9


Gentle spirit 1 Peter 3:4

Spiritual pursuits Galatians 5:16

Edifying music Ephesians 5:19


Working/Giving Ephesians 4:28

Temperance 1 Corinthians 9:25

Discipline 1 Corinthians 9:27

Godly friends Proverbs 13:20

Eternal values 2 Corinthians 4:18

Generosity Proverbs 11:24-25

Moral purity 1 Thessalonians 4:4


(“Put On” and “Put Off” list inspired from a Young Life Training Book from the 1970s)  

            It is our prayer that these “put on” and “put off” lists are convicting to you, as we all far short (and certainty I include myself). We must strive to pursue excellence in our character that influences our attitude and all we do in life¾from serving God to building healthy relationships. Because, one of the main factors in building Christian maturity that must come into play is removing what is wrong and replacing it with what is right¾taking off sin and putting on Christ. For us to live the Christian life with distinction (that is, to practice a life of obedience and love) is imperative, as we cannot do it without the sacrifice of getting rid of what inhibits our growth in Christ. This means we are to put on Christ and take off ourselves. Thus, we must be willing and, by His enabling, remove our selfish will and pride, and mimic His character to the best of our abilities. And, for this to happen we need to wake up! Clean yourselves up! We are to put aside our wrong thinking, wrong actions, and fallen character, then clothe ourselves in Christ’s character. We must put away all the works of darkness, and seek, in all things, to be conformed to the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord as well as our Savior. 


·        So do we get what the Christian life is about?


·        If so, what are we doing about it?


·        Following these precepts will keep the church healthy from the disease of strife, gossip, arrogance, apathy, envy and conflict!


Go through each line item slowly, one at a time, and ask:


    1. What do I need to put off?
    2. What do I need to put on?
    3. How do I do that?
    4. How do I fail in this area?
    5. How can I do this better?

       In prayer, for the next 82 days, seek what you can do to put into practice the Christ-centered life?



© 1983, 2006 R. J. Krejcir Ph.D. Into Thy Word Ministries www.intothyword.org  

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