Topic: Biblical Passage: Colossians 2:6–15
6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
5 For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
1. Be Secure – make progress, walk “in him”
• Built Up
What is the Key? –Continue “in him”
8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ
2. Security can be stolen by false teaching
• False Teaching can be captivating
• False teaching is Empty
• False Teaching is Demonic
ANGEL - Gk. angelos, meaning “messenger”
9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
3. Our Faith, Identity, and Security are found in Jesus
Find Security IN Christ
• Circumcised Spiritually
• Buried with him in Baptism
• Raised with him through faith
• Forgave all our sins
• Cancelled our written debt
• Took our crimes to the cross
• Disarmed the rulers and authorities
• Put them to open shame
• Triumphed over his enemies