The Source of our New Life: United with Christ

—Part 6: Colossians 2:8–23

  • Andrew Fountain – Oct 23, 2016

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Truth that brings life

Truth that brings life

  • “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith” (2:6–7)
  • “…bearing fruit and growing” (1:6)

Quick overview

From the bottom up:

4:2–18 Among outsiders

3:18–4:1 In our extented family

3:8–17 Among Christian Community

2:20–3:7 Inner Spiritual life

2:8–19 Fulness: Union with Jesus, victory through him

1:24–2:7 Development: treasure hidden, now revealed

1:9b-23 Essence: Jesus, high over all, has made a new creation

1:1–9a Foundation: Truth is what brings fruit and power

Outline of 2:8–23

  • (8–10) Beware of being cheated—because you have everything
    • (11–14) United with Christ
  • (15–23) So don’t be cheated—because you have everything