This Weekend (August 17/18) - "Off-Center" (Colossians 2:8-23)
The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to the church in Colossae while he was imprisoned in Rome somewhere around 60 AD. Paul wrote to encourage relatively young believers to stand firm in the truth of Jesus and to reject false teachings. His letter is a call to center their lives on the Jesus.
The Apostle Paul says: "Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ... It is true that these rules seem wise. Because of them, people give themselves over to their own kind of worship. They pretend they are humble. They treat their bodies very badly. But rules like these don’t help. They don’t stop people from chasing after sinful pleasures."
From the time of the Apostles to now people have drifted away or been led away from the central teachings of Scripture, Jesus. All of us are susceptible to these teachings that masquerade as truth. Join us as we learn to detect these undercover lies in our own lives, and how to effectively defend against them?
August 24/25 - Re-Centered (Colossians 3:1 - 4:6)