Mud Pies, Cruise Ships and the Sufficiency of Christ

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Mud Pie, Cruise Ships, and the Sufficiency of Christ

Pastor Elijah Vogel

Colossians 2:16-23

Theme: Three mud pies that can deter you from Christ’s cruise ship

Don’t get caught up in _________________________… Because the Law merely points to Christ (vv. 16-17)

Don’t get caught up in _________________________ Because they can stunt your growth in Christ (vv. 18-19)

Don’t get caught up in _________________________ Because they can make you lose sight of your identity in Christ (vv. 20-23)

16 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

20 If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, 21 “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” 22 (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men? 23 These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.