Summary: ~Paul tells the believers in Colossi to love heavenly things; set your hearts and minds on things above --

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We'll be in chapter 3: today, but to help us get connected back up with our thought line let's read:


Col. 2:16-23 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, [what you eat or drink] or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:

[Sabbath- is always to do with the Jews of the O.T.]

* In Exo.20: we find the 10 commandments;

Verse 8 say's Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

It is the only commandment that is not found in the N.T. -- The "Sabbath" has nothing to do with the N.T. Church, its altogether for the O.T. Jews.


16- Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, [what you eat or drink] or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:

17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

~ A shadow is not the real thing. -- There is a difference between the shadow and the substance.


18Let no man beguile you [rob you] of your reward in a voluntary humility [self-imposed -- humility- and Pestered by rules and regulations]

] --- and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

19And not holding the Head, [Christ] from which all the body [Church] by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

20Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments [elements] of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

21(Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

23Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

Paul here is talking about an appearance, a masquerading. --- "Will-worship" means self-imposed worship, with one's self in mind.


* Col.3:

1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

~ When a person is at work, he does not sit down; Jesus is seated at God's right hand because His work is finished.

@@@ Luke 2:41- 50 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover.

Deut.16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in --

1-- the feast of unleavened bread, [Passover] -- To commemorate Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage, -- and the hardships of Israel's hurried flight from Egypt.


2 --- and in the feast of weeks, -- The feast of Pentecost, of weeks, of wheat-harvest or of the first-fruits. -- The Feast of Pentecost was held fifty days after Passover. -- To dedicate and consecrate the first-fruits of the barley harvest.

Pentecost -- is from the Greek word meaning fiftieth.


3 -- and in the feast of tabernacles:- The feast of tabernacles or "of ingathering".--this was when, in remembrance with thanksgiving of the major fruits of the ground, were gathered in, the corn, the wine and the oil.- etc.

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