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How Shall YouStand (Colossians 2:8-13)

Dr. Sylvester Williams, June 1, 2014

Aesthetics

Paul was addressing the issues in the church

Christian faith is unique and not based on pagan religions

Any practice away from the Word of God is a religion

Jesus Christ said if you put one away and be married to another then you are an adulterer; an adulterer shall not inherit the kingdom of God

Giving your children access to World Wide Web; have to understand the traps, images, messages, pictures; driver of internet business is pornography

What have church picked up from the world
• Easter eggs
• Birth of Christ on Dec 25th
• Pastors marrying person(s) with a living spouse
• Mime dancers (hypocrites in Greek) hide your face, true face to be something else

Need to understand why we do what we do and stop trying to be fanciful

Paul wrote to Colossians because things were being added to salvation that did not align with Gods word

People don’t get saved because of things they don’t want to give up
• Church has tried in vain and incorrectly to make it easier for sins to be acceptable in the church
• Cry out against sin, don’t be deceived
• World wants you to think you cant change or be changed from your sinful nature
• God's Word will change you and take your sinful nature

Col 1:23
• Don’t be moved from the Gospel
• You can be moved if your flesh is weak
• You need to correct yourself and follow your own (righteous) advice
• Sins will find you out

My will is to please God and not my flesh

No one is too good to go to hell

Mercy of God gives grace a chance to work in your life
• No purgatory
• No indulgences
• Work while it is day for when night comes no man can work

You know you are saved the Bible makes a change in your life
• Nature changes
• Stop sinning, not rebelling against God's law
• God doesn’t look the other way, forgives you when Christ Jesus is accepted
• Your lack is in yourself; forgive and trust God
• Singing, preaching, dancing but still outside the will of God; how can you call yourself a child of God when you disobey His Will

Christians should transform the world and not conform to it; should look like it, sound like it or act like it

You have to live it - Christians

Tags: Christ Jesus, stand

About Dr. Sylvester Williams: Pastor of The Assembly at Durham Christian Center
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