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  SERMON OUTLINE ETS : Paul advised the saints at Colossae to hold on to Christ & not to submit to the teachings of false teachers.
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SERMON OUTLINE ETS : Paul advised the saints at Colossae to hold on to Christ & not to submit to the teachings of false teachers. FCF : Like the saints at Colossae we too hold on to worldly practices rather than Christ ESS : This passage reminds us to hold on to Christ & not to worldly practices taught by the false teachers. OSS : Hold on to Christ & not according to the teachings of the false teachers. PQ : How does this passage advise us to hold on to Christ & not to the teaching of the false teachers. TSMP+PQ : Couple of ways that this passage advises us to consider. . Hold on to Christ as He is our Lord: 1- He d ied for us in giving us new life that we ought to live according to His principles. - The substance belongs to Him - It is in Him that we need to grow. 2. Do not follow any vain teachings or vain principles of false teachers & be disqualified: - There is no need to follow any religious practices. - Do not submit yourselves to the elemental spirits of this world. PASSAGE: COLOSSIANS 2:16-23 16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. 20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. MANUSCRIPT Apostle Paul advised the saints at Colossae to keep away from the teachings of the false teachers who promoted observation of days & festivals, fasting, asceticism, worshiping of angels & worldly regulations as ways of attaining righteousness. We see that Paul, in most of his epistles, warning & advising the believers not to go off track. He does the same here. Let us read verse 16 717 16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. (Being legalistic) Paul is not speaking about doing things which are forbidden in the Scriptures. Nor is he speaking about dress codes for believers nor of the propriety of a church covenant in which the believers agree to do or not to do certain things. He is speaking about false teachings about attaining righteousness. Believers attain righteousness before God only by receiving Jesus Christ as personal Savior, believing that He died on the cross for our sins and then rose again from the dead. We have no righteousness of our own. Our only righteousness is Christ's righteousness with which God the Father has covered us. When He looks at us, He sees Christ's righteousness. The false teachers, however, were attempting to attain righteousness by practicing certain things. This is legalism - the attempt to attain righteousness by things we do. The Bible teaches that no one can attain righteousness by things he can do. The observation of days or celebration of a new month, all existed in the old testament as shadows of things to come. They were never the actual substance. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. These two verses form the crux of the entire passage. To begin with, in Verse 18, we see that we are disqualified if we pay heed to false teachers. They insist on: - Asceticism ( severe self-discipline and avoiding of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.) - Worship of angels - Visions - Puffed up We need to be careful of preachers who misinterpret the word of God, who give their own opinions or preachers who are excellent in preaching wherein the hearers love him more than God. W hereas Paul reminded them that the Head, which refers to Lord Jesus Christ. Because f Him all believers are the members of the body over which He is the Head who controls the very body. The church is connected through Him, is bound in unity because of Him,. It is He who provides for the church. It is He who makes the church to stand united. It is He who is the cause & the source of the church's growth. 20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations — 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. (Asceticism) All believers died with Christ, the action is complete. Any relationship which the believer had prior to his salvation with the fundamental principles or elements ended at the time of salvation. Fundamentals which are not Christ-spoken. - Touch not - Taste not - Handle not These were the kinds of ordinances that the false teachers imposed on the Colossians refering to things which would deteriorate with use. Neglecting of body is literallyunsparing (or a severe) treatment of the body in which the body is neglected or denied things that are needed, and the purpose of this neglect or denial is in order to make one holy or to appear humble. However, it does not work; and it will not work. No one can become holy by denying himself things his body needs. Church, few points that this passage highlights us to remember: Hold on to Christ as He is our Lord: 1- He d ied for us in giving us new life that we ought to live according to His principles. - The substance belongs to Him - It is in Him that we need to grow. 2. Do not follow any vain teachings or vain principles of false teachers & be disqualified: - There is no need to follow any religious practices. - Do not submit yourselves to the elemental spirits of this world.
11430001608612 1429856163186 Notes 2015-04-25 22:40:08 2015-04-26 01:31:14 SERMON OUTLINE ETS : Paul advised the saints at Colossae to hold on to Christ & not to submit to the teachings of false teachers. FCF : Like the saints at Colossae we too hold on to worldly practices rather than Christ ESS : This passage reminds us to hold on to Christ & not to worldly practices taught by the false teachers. OSS : Hold on to Christ & not according to the teachings of the false teachers. PQ : How does this passage advise us to hold on to Christ & not to the teaching of the false teachers. TSMP+PQ : Couple of ways that this passage advises us to consider. . Hold on to Christ as He is our Lord: 1- He d ied for us in giving us new life that we ought to live according to His principles. - The substance belongs to Him - It is in Him that we need to grow. 2. Do not follow any vain teachings or vain principles of false teachers & be disqualified: - There is no need to follow any religious practices. - Do not submit yourselves to the elemental spirits of this world. PASSAGE: COLOSSIANS 2:16-23 16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. 20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. MANUSCRIPT Apostle Paul advised the saints at Colossae to keep away from the teachings of the false teachers who promoted observation of days & festivals, fasting, asceticism, worshiping of angels & worldly regulations as ways of attaining righteousness. We see that Paul, in most of his epistles, warning & advising the believers not to go off track. He does the same here. Let us read verse 16 717 16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. (Being legalistic) Paul is not speaking about doing things which are forbidden in the Scriptures. Nor is he speaking about dress codes for believers nor of the propriety of a church covenant in which the believers agree to do or not to do certain things. He is speaking about false teachings about attaining righteousness. Believers attain righteousness before God only by receiving Jesus Christ as personal Savior, believing that He died on the cross for our sins and then rose again from the dead. We have no righteousness of our own. Our only righteousness is Christ's righteousness with which God the Father has covered us. When He looks at us, He sees Christ's righteousness. The false teachers, however, were attempting to attain righteousness by practicing certain things. This is legalism - the attempt to attain righteousness by things we do. The Bible teaches that no one can attain righteousness by things he can do. The observation of days or celebration of a new month, all existed in the old testament as shadows of things to come. They were never the actual substance. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. These two verses form the crux of the entire passage. To begin with, in Verse 18, we see that we are disqualified if we pay heed to false teachers. They insist on: - Asceticism ( severe self-discipline and avoiding of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.) - Worship of angels - Visions - Puffed up We need to be careful of preachers who misinterpret the word of God, who give their own opinions or preachers who are excellent in preaching wherein the hearers love him more than God. W hereas Paul reminded them that the Head, which refers to Lord Jesus Christ. Because f Him all believers are the members of the body over which He is the Head who controls the very body. The church is connected through Him, is bound in unity because of Him,. It is He who provides for the church. It is He who makes the church to stand united. It is He who is the cause & the source of the church's growth. 20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations — 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. (Asceticism) All believers died with Christ, the action is complete. Any relationship which the believer had prior to his salvation with the fundamental principles or elements ended at the time of salvation. Fundamentals which are not Christ-spoken. - Touch not - Taste not - Handle not These were the kinds of ordinances that the false teachers imposed on the Colossians refering to things which would deteriorate with use. Neglecting of body is literallyunsparing (or a severe) treatment of the body in which the body is neglected or denied things that are needed, and the purpose of this neglect or denial is in order to make one holy or to appear humble. However, it does not work; and it will not work. No one can become holy by denying himself things his body needs. Church, few points that this passage highlights us to remember: Hold on to Christ as He is our Lord: 1- He d ied for us in giving us new life that we ought to live according to His principles. - The substance belongs to Him - It is in Him that we need to grow. 2. Do not follow any vain teachings or vain principles of false teachers & be disqualified: - There is no need to follow any religious practices. - Do not submit yourselves to the elemental spirits of this world. notes
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