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Tell Me Something Good: Don’t Chase the Shadows: Colossians 2:16-23

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Don’t Chase…

1.  The Lies of Legalism

Therefore don’t let anyone judge you in regard to food and drink or in the matter of a festival or a new moon or a sabbath day. These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is the Messiah.
Colossians 2:16-17 (CSB)

2.  The Mirage of Mysticism

Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm and inflated without cause by his fleshly mind. He doesn’t hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and tendons, develops with growth from God.
Colossians 2:18-19 (CSB)

3.  The Abyss of Asceticism 

If you died with Christ to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations: “Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”? All these [regulations] refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are human commands and doctrines. Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value against fleshly indulgence. 
Colossians 2:20-23 (CSB)