Colossians 1:18 -- And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

Colossians 2 Commentary of the Bible

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The Abounding Life  ( Colossians 2:1-10 )  Conference Session

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The Overflowing Life  ( Colossians 2:1-7 )  Sunday Message

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The end of a year always brings news articles that highlight the events of the past year. I read this week an article entitled "The Most Boring People of 1986." Some may place me in that category, but at least I was not included in this article. A group calling themselves "The Boring Institute of New Jeremiahsey" picks the most boring people of the year every December. You may be interested to know that in 1984 Michael Jackson was the "Yawn of the Year," primarily because of his over-exposure in the media. In 1985 it was Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who, as this article says, "debunked the cherished myth that talking about sex is always interesting." The winner this year was Joan Rivers. "Her rival talk show," the article says, "reveals the genius of Johnny Carson."

Faith and Modern Knowledge  ( Colossians 2:6-11 )  Sunday Message

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This message is in the nature of an addendum, a postscript, to the series we concluded together last week [Spiritual Warfare, Catalog Numbers 98-107] on Paul's great passage in Ephesians 6 concerning the struggle of Christians against "the world rulers of present darkness" (Ephesians 6:12 RSV) and the Christian answer to the confusing and conflicting ideologies of our day. That series was a sermonic dish which had long been cooking on the back burner. It was originally designed for seven servings, but in the course of it stretched out to ten.

Beware!  ( Colossians 2:8-15 )  Sunday Message

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Our text today deals with the terrible danger of being spiritually deceived. We live in an age that is well supplied with impersonators, pitch men and con artists. I once heard of a farmer whose horses kept slobbering over everything. He saw an advertisement in a farm magazine offering a cure for this for a fee of $20. He scraped together the money and wrote asking for the secret. In return he received a very thin envelope containing a single sheet of paper, on which were written the words, "Teach your horses to spit."

Beware  ( Colossians 2:10-23 )  Conference Session

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The Things that can Ruin your Faith  ( Colossians 2:16-23 )  Sunday Message

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I should like to read to you the introduction to Colossians in the Student Bible, a new and exciting version whose notes are written by our good friends, Philip Yancey and Timothy Stafford:

You see them in strange outfits on street corners, chanting phrases with too many vowels and punctuating the chants with a noisy tambourine. Or in airports, thrusting books or flowers into your face. Or in California, all over California. You think of them as crazy cults populated by misfits. Then one day you hear about a friend of yours. She seemed normal until suddenly, without warning, she snapped. Her parents searched desperately, even hiring private detectives to help get her back. They found her surrounded by allies, with a new name, a new hairstyle and, so it seemed, a new brain. She stared at them with clear eyes and told them they were missing out on the most wonderful experience of life. She had joined a cult. Cults come in all varieties, often with exotic names like Hare Krishna or Urantia, or the Church of Scientology. They demand much from their members: a lifetime of discipline and absolute loyalty, and they also promise much in return: the pathway to a secret, hidden knowledge, available only to those who follow them.