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Don't be Ruined-Spoiled Counterfeit vs. Real. Colossians 2:6-15. Review. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) — 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

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Don't be Ruined-Spoiled Counterfeit vs. Real

Colossians 2:6-15


  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) — 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

  • 2 Corinthians 10:3–6 (ESV) …4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.


  • Not after the flesh

  • Breaking strongholds

    • Repeated over and over—Habits

    • Crisis

Changing our thinking

  • Arguments against the knowledge of Christ

  • Bringing every thought captive-obedience of Christ

  • Do you just watch TV mindlessly?

  • One of the networks is a continual ad for the homosexual lifestyle

  • What you sow in thought you reap in action

  • Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks

  • Worrier—God says, be anxious for nothing

Use truthPut it into practice

  • More than knowledge

  • Must be practiced and lived out

  • Post modern thinking

  • I personally believe it is wrong but if it becomes a problem, I will do it.

  • Abortion is an example

What about anxiety?

  • Begin to change thinking

  • I can do all things through Christ

Counterfeit versus Real in the Christian life

Leviticus 20:1–8 (ESV)

6 “If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. 7 Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. 8 Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

Preeminence of Christ 2:1‑3

  • Colossians 2:1–3 (ESV) …2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

  • The Christian’s security --Jesus Christ v. 2

Three times told not to be DECEIVED, spoiled

  • Colossians 2:…no one may delude you …ESV

  • Colossians 2:8 …no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, …

  • Colossians 2:18 Let no one disqualify you, …, ESV

What are the elemental principles of the World? V. 8

  • Philosophy—

  • It was after the rudiments of the world

  • Human traditions

Elemental principles of the World

  • Pride of Satan

  • Pride of Man

  • I can do it myself

  • I do not need God

  • New Aged teachings

What are the 1st Principles of Christ?

  • Truth of Genesis

  • Truth of God head (Trinity)

  • Truth about the Church

  • Do you know Jesus Christ? v. 8


  • Worship God Worship Idols

  • long‑range benefitsshort‑range benefits

  • gratification postponedself‑gratification immediate

  • morality requiredsensuality approved

  • high ethical standards demandedlow ethical standards tolerated

  • neighbors' sins disapprovedneighbor’s sins approved

  • unseen God worshipedvisible idols worshiped

  • unselfishness expectedselfishness condoned

  • business relations hinderedbusiness relations improved

  • strict religious practices religious practices loosely regulated maintained

  • changed life demandedchanged life not demanded

  • ethical stand expectedcompromise and cooperation practiced

  • concern for others taughtno concern for others expected

  • Life Application Bible ‑ Judge 3

You are dead to the worldAlive to Jesus

  • Are there any traditions, philosophies, or basics that have deceived you?

  • Do you know Jesus Christ?

  • Are you willing to follow the First principles of God vs. the world?

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