FREEDOM FROM THE WORLD
Passage: Colossians 2:20–2:22
Foothill Bible Church July 5, 2020
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So many are living in fear due to the Coronavirus, protests, and the economy. The message from God’s Word is to replace fear with faith (Psalm 27:1; John 16:33). This morning, we’ll learn that the Christian is free from the world.
1A. OUR IDENTITY WITH CHRIST (2:20a; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 6; Romans 8; Galatians 2:20)
1B. The Death of Jesus
2B. The Burial of Jesus
3B. The Resurrection of Jesus
2A. OUR INFLUENCE BY CHRIST (2:20b)
1B. The Direction
2B. The Danger (1 John 2:15-17; Psalm 119:160)
3B. The Devil (2 Corinthians 4:4,14; John 8:44; Romans 1:25)
1C. The Devil is a murderer
2C. The Devil is a liar
3C. The Devil is a deceiver
3A. THE INQUIRY BY CHRIST (2:20c)
4A. THE IMPERATIVE FROM CHRIST (2:21a)
5A. THE INSIGHT FROM CHRIST (2:22a; 2 Peter 2:4-8, 3:10-13)
1 John 2:17 says, “The world is passing away … but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
The good news is that God has made a way for you to escape the world that is passing away and a final day of judgment.
God sent His only begotten Son into this world that you may live through Him.
And when you live through Him, you now life for Him.