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Colossians 2:8-10

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men.

Colossians 2:8-10
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See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
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For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,
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and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

  1. Why are we to beware?
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
  2. Through what will they try to cheat you?
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
  3. What is their "empty deceipt" according to?
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
  4. What are the "traditions of men" according to?
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
  5. What are the "basic principles of the world" not according to?
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
  6. What dwells or lives fully in Jesus?
    Colossians 2:9
    For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,
  7. Who are we complete in?
    Colossians 2:10
    and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
  8. Who is Jesus the head of?
    Colossians 2:10
    and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

Colossians 2:11-15

Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us.

Colossians 2:11-15
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In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
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having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.
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And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
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by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
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He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

  1. In whom were you circumcised?
    Colossians 2:11
    In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
  2. How were you circumcised in Him?
    Colossians 2:11
    In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
  3. How were you buried with Jesus?
    Colossians 2:12
    having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.
  4. Who were you raised up with?
    Colossians 2:12
    having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.
  5. Who has made you alive with Him?
    Colossians 2:13
    And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
  6. How many trespasses has He forgiven you of?
    Colossians 2:13
    And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
  7. What has He wiped out that was against us?
    Colossians 2:14
    by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
  8. What was against us?
    Colossians 2:14
    by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
  9. Who did Jesus disarm?
    Colossians 2:15
    He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
  10. How did Jesus make a public spectacle of the principalities and powers?
    Colossians 2:15
    He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Colossians 2:16-19

So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come.

Colossians 2:16-19
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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.
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These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
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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,
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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.

  1. How are you to respond when people try to judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths?
    Colossians 2:16
    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.
  2. What are all those things that they try to judge you about?
    Colossians 2:17
    These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
  3. Although, all those things are just a shadow, what in reality is the substance of?
    Colossians 2:17
    These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
  4. What things will people do trying to cheat you of your reward?
    Colossians 2:18
    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,
  5. How are they puffed up?
    Colossians 2:18
    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,
  6. Who are they not holding fast to?
    Colossians 2:19
    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.
  7. Although they are not holding to the Head, through whom are all them members of the body of Christ nourished?
    Colossians 2:19
    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.
  8. How is the body of Christ knit together?
    Colossians 2:19
    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.
  9. Who causes the body of Chrsit to grow?
    Colossians 2:19
    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.
  10. If you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, what should you not subject yourself to?
    Colossians 2:11
    In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
  11. Have you died with Christ?
  12. Are you letting people judge you about food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths?

Colossians 2:20-23

These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.

Colossians 2:20-23
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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—
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“Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch”
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(referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings?
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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.

  1. If you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations "Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle"?
    Colossians 2:20
    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—
  2. What will happen to all those things?
    Colossians 2:21
    “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch”
  3. What are all those regulations according to?
    Colossians 2:22
    (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings?
  4. What is the outward appearnce of all those regulations?
    Colossians 2:23
    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.
  5. What are those regulations of no value agains?
    Colossians 2:23
    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.
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