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Colossians 2 - NIV

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.

13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you[d] alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,

14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.


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.
d. Colossians 2:13 {#dedup}Some manuscripts us{/dedup}

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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
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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
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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: 763
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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
Allan Quak avatar
Don't Just Be Religious
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Fourth Commandment is given because God gives us a Sabbath so that we can enjoy him.
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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)
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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
Russ Barksdale avatar
Who Was He
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Mar, 2016
Summary: Jesus is central to the Christian faith
Scripture: Colossians 2:13-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 141
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
God Is Big Enough To Conquer My Sin
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jan, 2016
Summary: God can conquer the one issue we cannot conquer on our own. God is big enough to conquer my sin!
Scripture: Colossians 2:13-15
Views: 339
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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
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.
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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.
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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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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
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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.
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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
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
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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: 1,011
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
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
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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
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Shared by: Michael Cotie on Aug, 2014
Summary: How we are commanded Walk in Christ and in Him we find the Greatest Treasure
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Aug, 2014
Summary: On the occasion of the administration of Christian Believers' Baptisms: River Krishna, India.
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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
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Rooted in Him
Shared by: Christian Cheong on May, 2014
Summary: Relationship with God is your most important relationship. Spiritual growth is God's will for your life. Go deep is the way to grow strong. There is no short cut to cultivating a relationship.
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Christian 12 Steps
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on May, 2014
Summary: Recently I had a witnessing opportunity with an alcoholic who wanted nothing to do with Jesus but was devoted to the "god as we understand him" promoted in the 12 step program. This is a closer look at those steps and how they compare to Scripture.
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-10
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,187
Coz von avatar
The day the Sabbath ended
Shared by: Coz von on Apr, 2014
Summary: Why are people so stuck on the keeping of the commandments and the Sabbath. Did they not see the verses!
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Colossians 2:13-14
Views: 3,405