Colossians Part VIII - You are Complete in Him (2:8-15)

Date: 8/28/2011
Type: Sunday Sermon
Price: FREE


Today we come face to face with the false teachers of Colosse who were insisting that in order to be complete Christians, in order to mature, you must become Jewish, observing the various rituals and customs associated with God’s revelation of Himself in the OT. Having believed in Jesus you now need to be circumcised, observe the various food laws and festivals of the OT, demonstrate that you are mature followers of Jesus. Paul’s response is, “Absolutely not! If you have Christ then you have everything that the OT rituals merely anticipated. All the good things to which those rituals and customs pointed, you now possess in Jesus – so don’t be drawn away by those things but understand the mystery of God in Christ!.”

Stuart W. Bryan Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.