As You’ve Received the Lord: SO WALK IN HIM!

I. Don’t be beguiled/tricked/deceived with enticing words: LET your hearts be comforted, knit together in love, to all riches of full assurance of understanding, acknowledging the mystery (of Christ in YOU!) — knowing all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are IN HIM.

Have I allowed my heart to be comforted?
Have I LET (allowed) my heart to be KNIT TOGETHER IN LOVE with others?
Have I allowed my life to acknowledge Christ in me?

Have I looked to Him knowing all treasures of wisdom & knowledge are in HIS ways?!

II. Be rooted and built up IN HIM and stablished in the faith: with order and steadfastness of
faith, abounding with thanksgiving.
Am I rooted in Him and HIS ways — SOUND in what I believe (by showing it forth in
my life)?
Does my life show forth order? In what ways? In what ways do I need to show MORE
Does my life demonstrate steadfastness?
Am I ABOUNDING with thanksgiving in ALL things?!
III. You are complete IN HIM in Whom all fulness dwells, the head of all principalities and
power: Beware you aren’t ruined through philosophy and vain deceit after man’s traditions.
Do I realize I am complete – in HIM?
Where am I being “ruined” through philosophy that runs contrary to His ways and Word?
Where am I ruined through uselessness of traditions?
IV. You are dead with Him and risen with Him through faith: forgiven and and quickened,
openly triumphing over principalities and powers making an OPEN show of them!
Am I dead to sin?
Am I risen with Him through faith?
Do I live rejoicing in His forgiveness — quickened (with the same Spirit that raised
Christ from the dead raising me to NEW LIFE in Him)?
Does my life make an OPEN SHOW over principalities and powers that want to steal
from me, kill and destroy what God has given me!

“For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

(Col 2:1-15 KJVS)