Reality in Christ (Colossians 2:16-23)Simon Carmel, 21st February 2016
Part of the Study of Colossians series, preached at a Fordham Sunday Service service
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2:17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
2:18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
2:19 He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
2:20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:
2:21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
2:22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
2:23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
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