RATE! REVIEW! FOLLOW! Email me your thoughts, comments or questions: email@example.com Show Notes: ○ Colossians 2: 6-23 (NLT) § Colossians 2: 6-23 § (Verse 7): Let you roots grow down into him and let your lives be built on him □ Stronger faith □ Overflowing with thankfulness ® Read Psalms 1: 1-3 ® Read Ephesians 5:20- “And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” □ Will not be captured (interesting choice of words; Paul is trying to get people to see the difference between what evil men want vs what God wants for us- which is out freedom in Christ Jesus) by empty philosophies or high-sounding nonsense which do not come from God and is evil ® There were a lot of false teachers in that day, as there are today ◊ Read 2 Peter 2:1-3 § (Verse 10): So you also are complete though your union with Christ □ When we came to Christ, we were spiritually circumcised when we were buried with Christ in baptism, and then raised to new life through faith in God's power-God made us alive with Christ! ® Read Ephesians 3:14-21 § (Verse 14): Christ canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross □ He disarmed & shamed the spiritual rulers and authorities ® Read Isaiah 44:21-22 § (Verses 16-18): don't let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days… □ Read Romans 14:1-4, 12-13, 17-19 § (Verse 19): for he holds the whole body together…and it grows as God nourishes it § (Verse 20): you have died with Christ and he has set you free…so why keep on following the rules of the world…? □ Consider what is and what is not a salvation issue or a tradition… and don't be led astray be religious practices that you are no longer bound to ® Read Matthew 23: 1-5, 25-28 ® Read James 1:27- "pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for the orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rachel398/message
26 Ezekiel 26-27; 19 Psalms 108-109; 51 Colossians 2
Off the heels of chapter 1 the Colossians are encouraged to walk and abound in thanksgiving as so are we. The Colossian church was dealing issues of heresy and boredom of God's grace and who He is for them. What we study here in chapter 2 is that Paul encourages the Colossians and the readers of today to grow in intimacy with their Savior, to find Him sufficient for all their needs and to find their ultimate identity.
In our series through Colossians, we see how complete our salvation, our forgiveness and the promised victory, all through the eyes of God. This encouraging and uplifting message also deals with the problem we face fighting sin, but the final story has already been written. Join us to see. Please follow, subscribe or hit 'like' if you find this helpful.
Colossians 2:17-3:3 | Rick Cornejo Packinghouse's Sunday night worship service from November 5, 2023. Follow us: Website: http://packinghouseredlands.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepackinghousechurch Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Packinghouse-Church-188323882191/ - Rick Cornejo - Sunday, November 5, 2023
The term "religion" can mean many things to many people. Some people are "religious" about never missing a workout. Some people "religiously" watch their favorite sports team. Some people are adherents to "DON'T" religions i.e. don't do this... don't do that. Some people are adherents to "DO" religious i.e. do more of this... do more of that. Some people are a combination of all of the above, but all humans seem to be "religious" in some way whether they think they are or not.As we continue our look at the letter to the Colossian Church we see Paul make an emphatic case that... religion (however you define it) doesn't work. That sounds like a shocking statement coming from a man like Paul but he knew better than anyone that religion can't change a person. Paul knew true change doesn't happen outside-in... it can only happen inside-out. Religious behavior modification may seem to "work" but God isn't just about new behaviors, He is about new hearts that produce new behaviors. So what does "work"? How do people get "new hearts"? How can we avoid the trappings of religion and enter into the blessings of the Gospel? That is our focus for this Sunday as we finish out chapter 2. Join us as we explore these things together!+ + + + +Hey, while you're here, please help Generation by clicking the 'Subscribe' button, then click on the BELL (on mobile devices, also click 'ALL'). Then you'll be the first to know when our latest messages and content goes live!As always, you can find more from us at https://www.gotogeneration.comAnd get the latest from Generation in your inbox with the Midweek Musing, our free weekly email: https://subscribepage.io/UOAh3oFollow us on Social!▶ FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/southochurch▶ INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/generationchurchsoutho/