2020 THEME: TRUTH
Scripture: Colossians 2:8-15
I. THE DEFICIENCY OF PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy comes from two Greek words: phileo which means “to love” and sophia which means “wisdom.” So philosophy is the love and pursuit of wisdom.
Paul gives four characteristics of this dangerous seductive philosophy:
- It was (deceptive).
- It claimed (good origins).
- It was (demon controlled).
- It was (enslaving).
II. THE SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST
What separates a cult from real truth and orthodox Christianity is what they (think about Jesus).
Verse 9- One commentator: “It presents the glorious majesty of Christ’s Person and His complete sufficiency.” This verse is telling us Jesus is more than just godlike. He is telling us Jesus is God and in Him is all the fullness of God.
Everyone has a choice, whether to follow (human wisdom) or to (follow Christ).
Paul’s next words describe this completeness in practical terms.
- He refers to (circumcision).
- He refers to (burial).
- He refers to a (resurrection).
Next week: Theme: Truth!/ Series: Supremacy
Title: Counter Measures Required- Col. 2:16-23