Hillview Baptist Church
Morning Worship, July 14, 2019
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        Member's Meeting

        June 30, 2019 - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
        Plan to participate in our quarterly Member's Meeting and shared meal
      • Deuteronomy 30:9–14ESV

  • Better Is One Day
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain
  • Doxology
      • Psalm 116ESV

  • I Know Whom I Have Believed
  • Rock of Ages
  • Cornerstone
      • Colossians 2:16–23ESV

  • Scripture Reading : Colossians 2:16-23
    Opening Prayer Introduction
    Exposition One
    Colossians 2:16 ESV
    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.
    Therefore - refers back to Paul’s teaching on the fullness and sufficiency of Christ
    and our having been “filled in Him (10)” “brought into covenant with Him (11)” “buried and raised with Him (12)” and “made alive with Him (13)”
    Colossians 2:14 ESV
    by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
    Through all of that
    Colossians 2:15 ESV
    He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
    So basically, because you are free from slavery to sin and, by extensions, its consequences and authorities
    let no one pass judgment on you
    Explain… (Judgment is in the authoritarian sense, think, place a sentence on you)
    Relate to Christ as the “head of all rule and authority (vs. 10)
    One commentator puts it, “do not let anyone impose upon you a program of spiritual development that does not have Christ at its heart” (Moo)
    in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
    Two categories of judgment
    Food/drink
    Special religious days
    (Strong/weak in Romans 14)
    What are these regulations?
    Not sure exactly
    Food/drink were prohibitions (vs. 21)
    Special religious days were false teachers advocating for certain Jewish rituals to be observed but could also include adapted pagan celebrations
    Colossians 2:17 ESV
    17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
    These seems to refer to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath and food/drink issues
    Shadow/substance (Plato) = contrast between appearance and reality
    Substance = soma = body
    Colossians 2:18 ESV
    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,
    Colossians 2:19 ESV
    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.

    I. Hold fast to Christ (16-19)

    Illustration
    Shell fish
    Application
    When you doubt
    When you are challenged
    While at work
    While handling your business
    Exposition Two
    Colossians 2:20 ESV
    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—
    Colossians 2:21–22 ESV
    “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings?
    Colossians 2:23 ESV
    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.
    asceticism - an attitude of humility
    severity to the body - “severe self-control”

    II. Not all that appears wise is of Christ so be an guard (20-23)

    Illustration
    Jonestown (1978)
    Did not begin as it became
    Indiana
    Jim Jones - comunism
    decided to use religion as a toll to spread communism
    formed church
    orchestrated fake “healings”
    Application
    Be aware of religious rules
      • Colossians 2:16ESV

      • Colossians 2:15ESV

      • Colossians 2:17ESV

      • Colossians 2:18ESV

      • Colossians 2:19ESV

      • Colossians 2:20ESV

      • Colossians 2:21–22ESV

      • Colossians 2:23ESV

  • Your Grace Is Enough
      • Numbers 6:24–26ESV

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