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Colossians 2 - NIV

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,

7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world rather than on Christ.

9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,

10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh[b] was put off when you were circumcised by[c] Christ,

12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.


a. Colossians 2:8 Or the basic principles; also in verse 20
b. Colossians 2:11 Or put off in the circumcision of
c. Colossians 2:11 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 13.

Sermons on Colossians 2 More sermons: Colossians 2

Gordon Weatherby avatar
Spiritual Circumcision And What It Means To The Child Of God.
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Dec, 2016
Summary: Paul addressed the church at Colossae on the matter of a saving relationship with God. He specifically was addressing Spiritual circumcision, and the matter of Baptism.
Series: Colossians
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Homesick For Christ's Church
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Nov, 2016
Summary: Paul was imprisoned in Rome and longed to be with the churches. With great distance between him and the churches, Paul did what he could to minister to the churches.
Series: Colossians
Brandon Vernoy avatar
Nothing to Prove
Shared by: Brandon Vernoy on Sep, 2016
Summary: There is nothing we can do to prove our worth, Jesus has already done that.
Series: Unqualified
Clair Sauer avatar
Rooted in Christ
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Aug, 2016
Summary: The most important thing is rooting our lives in Christ. If we can do this, we can experience the fullness of Christ love, and we have the foundation we need to weather all of life's storms.
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-10
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 760
Daniel Habben avatar
Baptism: A Better Burial
Shared by: Daniel Habben on May, 2016
Summary: Through baptism our debt of sin was killed, and so was our sinful nature's control over us,
Series: Baptism (2)
Scripture: Colossians 2:8-3:2
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 192
David Taylor avatar
Remaining Faithful To Chris
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ, part 14 Remaining Faithful To Christ Colossians 2:6-7 David Taylor August 9, 2015
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-7
Views: 162
David Taylor avatar
The Anatomy of Paul's Prayer
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ, part 10 The Anatomy of Paul's Prayer Colossians 2:6-10 David Taylor 2015 The Intensity of Paul's Prayer (vs. 1 The Heart of Paul's Prayer (vs. 2-3) The Motivation Behind Paul's Prayer (vs. 4-5)
David Taylor avatar
Believer's Baptism
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ, part 9 Believer's Baptism Colossians 2:11-15 David Taylor March 22, 2015
Chuck Sligh avatar
The Paradoxes of Christmas
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Christmas story is filled with the paradoxes. This sermon examines four of them, and closes with the greatest paradox of all, that Christ would come to earth, live a sinless life and die for our sins, and people would still reject Christ.
Series: Christmas
Scripture: Colossians 2:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 924
Alfred Beck avatar
Building and Being Built
Shared by: Alfred Beck on Sep, 2015
Summary: God's Building Plan
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
Jesus is Greater Than Deception
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Nov, 2014
Summary: We can sincerely believe something that will send us to hell. An orderly, firm faith in Jesus is what we need to avoid deception.
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
Jesus is Greater Than Your Past
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Nov, 2014
Summary: Don’t live below your privileges in Jesus. One of the biggest challenges for new Christians is realizing what Jesus has done and what He’s still doing in your heart.
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
Jesus is Greater Than Religion
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Nov, 2014
Summary: Christ was not only necessary but sufficient. If we try to supplement Him, we imply that He is insufficient.
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Seven Biblical Principles to Fortify Faith
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jul, 2015
Summary: Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7ESV)
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Scripture: Colossians 2:3-7
Denomination: *other
Views: 9,560
Bob Faulkner avatar
The Deity of Christ: In the New Testament
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Gospel writers, and Peter, and Paul, all agree with the prophets of old: Jesus is not only the Son of God, but He is God the Son!
Series: Jesus Is God
Craig Condon avatar
Jesus is the Solution for All of Our Problems
Shared by: Craig Condon on Apr, 2015
Summary: It took the sacrificial love of Jesus as expressed on the cross for people to come back to God. This change will provide us with the strength, wisdom, courage, love and other resources that we need to deal with our problems.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Colossians 2:8-23
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,711
David Henderson avatar
Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2015
Summary: In this message I brought all the children up close to the baptistery and allowed them to witness a baptism. Very effective.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Colossians 2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 368
Curry Pikkaart avatar
It's All Relative
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Mar, 2015
Summary: Just what is the truth about truth?
Rodney Coe avatar
The Walk of Faith
Shared by: Rodney Coe on Feb, 2015
Summary: We must lookout for spiritual pitfalls of philosophy, legalism and worldliness.
Series: Colossians
Rodney Coe avatar
Beware of the Legalist
Shared by: Rodney Coe on Feb, 2015
Summary: Legalism has and is harming our churches. How do we avoid it in our church?
Series: Colossians
Scripture: Colossians 2:11-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,007
Dave McFadden avatar
Cord #4: A Common Commitment – “One Lord”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Feb, 2015
Summary: The Lordship of Christ should unify us as Christians.
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 772
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Knowing God
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jan, 2015
Summary: The difference between what is in your head and what is in your heart is the longest 12 inches known to man.
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-8
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 985
Greg Brown avatar
The Struggle of Effective Ministers (Col. 2:1–7)
Shared by: Greg Brown on Jan, 2015
Summary: Exposition of Col. 2:1–7
Series: Colossians
Greg Brown avatar
Remaining Free in Christ (Col. 2:8–15)
Shared by: Greg Brown on Jan, 2015
Summary: Exposition of Col. 2:8–15
Series: Colossians
Don Schultz avatar
In Christ the Emptiness is Gone, and you are Complete
Shared by: Don Schultz on Jan, 2015
Summary: Only in Jesus can you find what you are looking for...
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Colossians 2:8-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 2,742
Don Schultz avatar
Shared by: Don Schultz on Aug, 2014
Summary: Feeling like something is missing in your life? Maybe you shouldn't. Or maybe you should! What really completes a person?
Scripture: Colossians 2:8-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 858
Michael Cotie avatar
Walk in Christ find Hidden Treasure
Shared by: Michael Cotie on Aug, 2014
Summary: How we are commanded Walk in Christ and in Him we find the Greatest Treasure
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Christian Baptism
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Aug, 2014
Summary: On the occasion of the administration of Christian Believers' Baptisms: River Krishna, India.
John Scott avatar
Holy Days
Shared by: John Scott on Jun, 2014
Summary: We are not to let others judge us for not participating in Holy Days or judge others who are participating in Holy Day's celebrations. Christ is the one we need to over come our sins. Christ is our righteousness.
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Blessed Trinity, God In Three Persons
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jun, 2014
Summary: The first Anglican Article of Religion states: "There is but one living and true God. There are three persons, of one substance, power and eternity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit." God in three persons blessed Trinity.
based on 38 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 9,337