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2 that their hearts may be Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively Richard Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament.more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, Christ (the Anointed One). 3 In Him all the treasures of wisdom (Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. 4 I say this in order that no one may mislead and delude you by plausible and persuasive and attractive arguments and beguiling speech. 5 For though I am away from you in body, yet I am with you in spirit, delighted at the sight of your orderly array and the firmness and the solid front and steadfastness of your faith in Christ . 6 As you have therefore received Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him. 7 Have the roots firmly and deeply planted , being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving. 8 See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men's ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding Christ (the Messiah). 9 For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form . 10 And you Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life . And He is the Head of all rule and authority . 11 In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a circumcision Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts). 12 you were buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God when He raised Him up from the dead. 13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), brought to life together with , having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This He set aside and cleared Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.completely out of our way by nailing it to cross. 15 disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it . 16 Therefore let no one sit in judgment on you in matters of food and drink, or with regard to a feast day or a New Moon or a Sabbath. 17 Such are only the shadow of things that are to come, and they have only a symbolic value. But the reality (the substance, the solid fact of what is foreshadowed, the body of it) belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, vainly puffed up by his sensuous notions and inflated by his unspiritual thoughts and fleshly conceit, 19 And not holding fast to the Head, from Whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by means of its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. 20 If then you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things and have escaped from the world's crude and elemental notions and teachings of externalism, why do you live as if you still belong to the world? 21 Do not handle , Do not taste , Do not even touch , 22 Referring to things all of which perish with being used. To do this is to follow human precepts and doctrines. 23 Such have indeed the outward appearance for wisdom, in promoting self-imposed rigor of devotion and delight in self-humiliation and severity of discipline of the body, but they are of no value in checking the indulgence of the flesh (the lower nature).

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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
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.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-10
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 763
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
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.
David Taylor avatar
The Anatomy of Paul's Prayer
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ, part 8 The Anatomy of Paul's Prayer Colossians 2:1-5 David Taylor March 15, 2015
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
David Taylor avatar
The Futility of Christless Spirituality
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ, part 13 The Futility of Christless Spirituality Colossians 2:16-23 David Taylor April 25, 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
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
Larry Turner avatar
Step Up to the Plate
Shared by: Larry Turner on Aug, 2015
Summary: Spiritual warfare is confined to within us. Satan is defeated and powerless unless we chose to give him his power back. This sermon looks at 5 ways we can do that.
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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.
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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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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)
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Colossians 2:3-7
Denomination: *other
Views: 9,574
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
David Leach avatar
To Know God Well - Greatest Treasure
Shared by: David Leach on May, 2015
Summary: To know God well is the greatest treasure of life, but this treasure isn’t on the surface and found by intellect, it’s deeper and only found by our spirit
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Scripture: Colossians 2:2-3
Views: 1,919
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.
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Scripture: Colossians 2:8-23
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,714
Perry Greene avatar
And One to Grow On
Shared by: Perry Greene on Apr, 2015
Summary: The key to spiritual maturity is knowing and walking with Jesus.
Rick Boyne avatar
The Heresy of Legalism
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Apr, 2015
Summary: God's grace is not a license to sin but a reason to serve Jesus with reckless abandon…not because we have to, but because we get to. (Greg Stier)
Scripture: Colossians 2:16-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 283
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.
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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: 1,013
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