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									     COLOSSIANS
       Chapter 02
 SWEET TALKERS – EMPTY
         DECEIT

I. INTRODUCTION

  A. Last week - Paul
  encouraging the Colossians.
 1. Love great “identifier” of
 Christian faith!
   a) John 13:35

B. Philosophies creeping
into the church.

 1. Chapter 2, Paul will exalt
 Jesus.
 2. Exalt Him over legalism.
II. COLOSSIANS 2:1-3

   A. “conflict” = “war”.

    1. War Paul waged in
    prayer for the church.
    2. He wanted to be with
    them face to face.
    3. Treasures of wisdom
    are in Christ!
III. COLOSSIANS 2:4-5

   A. Paul saying, “We have
   the same Holy Spirit.”

    1. Concern is deception.
      a) satan master of
      deception.
      b) There is a saying:
      c) John 8:44
       d) Paul did not want them
       to be deceived.

IV.    COLOSSIANS 2:6-10

  A. Don’t let some “sweet
  talker” change the gospel!

      1. Walk in the way you
      have been taught.
B. Paul mentions two
deceptions.

 1. Philosophy = “search
 for general understanding.”
   a) “logically sounding”
        OPINION!
 2. Empty deceit = very
 real but based is vain!
   a) Verse 8
(1) Traditions, wonderful
    or awful!
  (a) World celebrates
       Easter.
  (b) Celebrate fat guy
       dressed in red.
  (c) Oriental women use
  to bind their feet!
    (i) “Traditions of men”
(2) Paul’s puts “high
minded” philosophers in
    their place.
  (a) Elementary
  principles = study of
      astrology.
  (b) Start with false
  premise, conclusion
      false.
  (c) Conclusion false!
        (i) Verses 9-10
        (ii) Now Paul turns to
             the legalist.

V.   COLOSSIANS 2:11-12

 A. Baptism outward symbol
 of spiritual work in a person’s
 heart.
     1. Circumcision symbolized
     giving up the old nature.
     2. Baptism symbolizes
     death to the old nature.
       a) Accomplished both
           when they trusted
Jesus!

VI. COLOSSIANS 2:13-17
 1. Sin put us in debt, a
 debt we could not pay!

B. Bank holds lien against
your car until paid in full.

 1. Once debt paid; you get
 clear title.
 2. Jesus gave us a clear
 title!
   a) Verse 15
 3. Made a fool out of
 satan!

C. False teachers telling
them not to eat certain foods.

 1. Romans 14:17-18
 2. Matthew 12:2-8
 3. Things fulfilled in Christ!
    4. Paul takes shots at the
    Mystics.

VII. COLOSSIANS 2:18-19

   A. Saying they received
   “visions” from angels.

    1. Something to do with
    being humble.
1. These teachers trying to
“rip them off”.
2. It was fleshly pride.
3. These “deceivers” not
hanging onto the Head!
   a) He holds the body
   together!
   b) “Head” not in right
   place = confusion.
   c) Their “logic” amiss!
    C. Self-denial isn’t same as
    being born-again.

VIII.    COLOSSIANS 2:20-23

    A. Why does a dead person
    have to worry about what to
    touch?

        1. They died with Christ!
  B. They, in themselves, an
  act of the flesh.

IX. CONCLUSION

  A. ONLY Christ conquers
  the flesh!

    1. Cannot have victory
    over it any other way.
 2. To boast = something
 good in our flesh.
 3. If that were the case -
 Jesus did not have to die!

B. Jesus supreme over any
philosophy.

 1. Supreme over legalism,
 mystic teachings.

								
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