Saturday, November 1, 2014

true and false spirituality

"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.  These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 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, 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." (Colossians 2:16-19 ESV)(See also 2:20-23) 

False spirituality described in Colossians 2:16-23.  Here are some of the "isms" we face today...




This passage also gives characteristics of true spirituality...




Christ's death applied to all of our life, from birth to death. After conversion we are not on probation or justified by our behavior. True spirituality is lived in the light and power of Christ's perfect, complete, and finished work on the cross. 




The audio of this sermon, "Shadow and Substance," can be found here


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