Colossians 2

Author 

Jessica Fragoso

Scripture:

Colossians 2

Observation:

*Paul and Timothy are writing to the church in Colossae
*Paul wants to encourage and unite the people in Colossae and Laodicea, so that they may know the mystery of Christ – wisdom and knowledge
*Paul encourages them to continue to live their lives rooted in Jesus, strengthened in faith and full of thankfulness
*Focus on Christ and not on human tradition or deceptive philosophy, in Him we have been brought to fullness
*In Christ, we have been circumcised from our self, ruled by the flesh, buried with him in baptism and raised through faith
*Our sins have been forgiven, nailing it to the cross
*God disarmed the rulers and authorities at the cross, when His Son died for us
*Don’t let anyone judge you by human teachings and rules and elemental spiritual forces of the world (eat, drink, religious festival, etc.)
*Don’t be taken captive by philosophy and empty deceit
*Those regulations have an appearance of wisdom, but lack any value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh

Application:

It is in Christ that we have spiritual fullness. We should live our lives rooted in Him, walking with Him, and not human rules and philosophy. Stay connected with our Lord, continuing to strengthen our faith.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, please help me to stay focused and connected to You, despite the busyness of life. I want to keep You at the center of my heart and mind. I pray for your help. Please help me strengthen my faith and draw me nearer to You daily. I thank you, Lord, for your incredible unfailing love, patience and grace. Please continue to lead me in Your truth and teach me. I love You and praise You!



2 comments (Add your own)

1. Jim Asselin wrote:
Thank you Jessica,
I like the way the message words vs 14 and 15 - Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s cross. He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.
This was a stark reminder of how empty worldly philosophies are - completely empty. Without God's perspective, they are just more ways we use to make ourselves feel important. It is pride again rearing it's ugly head in yet another form.
Thank you Father for having taken care of that sin - that repetitive sin that I so desperately need nailed to the cross.

Mon, June 8, 2015 @ 6:55 AM

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