Colossians 2:6-2:4 - Outline

Jim Watt jmbetter at
Tue Mar 12 09:21:34 PDT 2013


*Jim & Marie Watt*

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March 12, 2013


 *1. 2:6-7 (NNT) CHRIST: AS RECEIVED, SO TO BE WALKED IN! “As therefore you
received the Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in
him, and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding
therein in thanksgiving.” *Father, Your Kingdom in Christ is Righteousness,
and Peace, and Joy in the Holy Spirit! We love Your Kingdom! *Hallowed be
your :name!*

out, lest any shall be that makes spoil of you through the philosophy and
vain deceit, after the tradition of :men, after the elements of the world,
and not after Christ: 9 for in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead
bodily, 10 and in him you are made full, who is the head of all
principality and power.” *True bread is in Christ, *not* a gospel of
mixture. We choose the pure word of Christ: we trust You, Father! *Your
:kingdom come!*

 *3. 2:13-15. CHRIST’S CROSS: AN EXTRAORDINARY FREEING. “And you, being
dead by the trespasses and the uncircumcision of your :flesh, you did he
make alive together with him, having forgiven us all :trespasses; 14 having
blotted out the handwriting against us, in :ordinances, which was contrary
to us: and he has taken it out of the midst, nailing it to the cross; 15 having
despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly,
triumphing over them in it.” *Having done all this in Christ, Father - *how
much more* will you *continue* to do for us! *Your :will be done, As in
heaven, so on earth!*

 *4. 2:16-17. CHRIST’S BODY: FREES US FROM SYMBOLS. “Let no one therefore
judge you in meat, and in drink, or in respect of a feast day or new moon
or sabbaths: 17 which are a shadow of the things to come: but the body is
the Christ’s.” *Father, forgive us the sin of putting man’s traditions
ahead of the pure word of Christ. In contrition of heart we repent of this
sin, and resist those who judge our freedom! *Our :daily :bread Give us
this day!*

 *5. 2:18-19. CHRIST: TO BE ADHERED TO ABOVE ANGELS. “Let no one rob you of
a prize by voluntary humility and worship of the angels, dwelling in what
things he has seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his :flesh 19 and not
holding to the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit
together through the joints and bands, increases with the increase of
:God.” *Angels would not let the Apostle John worship them! *And forgive us
our :debts, as we also have forgiven our :debtors.*

you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living
in the world, do you submit to ordinances?” *We are free in Christ from
man’s traditions! Father, we fear You and Your Word more than the fear of
man! *And bring us not into temptation.*

then you were raised together with the Christ, seek the things above, where
the Christ is, seated at God’s right. 2 Set your mind on the things above,
not on those upon the earth. 3 For you died, and your :life is hid with the
Christ in :God. 4 When the Christ, our :life, shall be manifested, then
shall you also with him be manifested in glory.” *Hallelujah! *But deliver
us from the evil one!*

 *NOTE**: 2:11-12 (2:8-12) CHRIST: THE CIRCUMCISER IN HEART! **“In whom you
were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the
putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of the
Christ; 12 having
been buried with him in :baptism, wherein you were also raised with
himthrough the faith of the working of :God, who raised him from
the dead.” *Father, deep on our hearts, *write this*!

 *C.H. Spurgeon Quotes: “Grow in Grace but never more pardoned” - *We shall
grow in grace, but we shall never be more completely pardoned than when we
first believed: we shall one day stand before the glorious presence of God
in his own sacred courts, and see the well-beloved and wear his likeness,
but we shall not even then be more perfectly forgiven than we are at this
present moment.

 *Our Psalm for the Day: *82:6-7 (82, ESV) *RESCUE THE WEAK AND NEEDY. I
said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; 7 nevertheless,
like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.” *O Father, You have made
us in Your image, sons of God, but we are not yet perfected in this mortal
body. But when this mortal puts on immortality, in our resurrection and
glorified bodies, we shall indeed *hallow your :name!*

 *Title and Subject: “A Psalm of Asaph.” *This poet of the Temple here acts
as a preacher to the court and to the magistracy. Men who do one thing well
are generally equal to another; he who writes good verse is not unlikely to
be able to preach. What preaching it would have been had Milton entered the
pulpit, or had Virgil been an apostle!

 82:4. *Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
*It is a brave thing when a judge can liberate a victim like a fly from the
spider’s web, and a horrible case when magistrate and plunderer are in
league. Law has too often been an instrument for vengeance in the the hand
of unscrupulous men, an instrument as deadly as poison or the dagger. It is
for the judge to prevent such villainy.

 82:7. *But you shall die like men. *What sarcasm it seems! Great as the
office made the men, they were still but men, and must die. To every judge
this verse is a memento mori! He must leave the bench to stand at the the
bar and on the way must put off the ermine to put on the shroud. *And fall
like one of the princes. *How quickly death unrobes the great. What a
leveler he is. He is no advocate for liberty, but in promoting equality and
fraternity, he is a masterly democrat. Great men die as common men do. As
their blood is the same, so the stroke which lets out their life produces
the same pains and throes. No places are too high for death’s arrows: he
brings down his birds from the tallest trees. It is time that all men
considered this. *(From “The Treasury of David” by C.S. Spurgeon, abridged
by D.O. Fuller)*

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