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Colossians 2:16-23 Jesus plus nothing

Enough:  Colossians and the Supremacy of Christ in the Church

A journey through the book of Colossians

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.


Because we have a new life in Christ and because we have a triumphant life in Christ (previous section)

We do not need anything else.  The Gospel is enough.  Jesus plus anything=nothing.

 

Jesus plus religion – vv. 16-17

 

Jesus plus experience – vv. 18-19

 

Jesus plus works – vv. 20-23

 

 

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