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Colossians Chapter 2:1-3

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face.

Colossians 2:1-3
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For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,
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that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
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in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
  1. Who did he want to know about the great conflict that he had?
    Colossians 2:1
    For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,
  2. Who was this conflict for?
    Colossians 2:1
    For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,
  3. What did Paul want for their hearts? What did he want them to attain to?
    Colossians 2:2
    that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
  4. What is hidden in the Father and Christ?
    Colossians 2:3
    in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians Chapter 2:4-5

I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.

Colossians 2:4-5
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Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.
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For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
  1. Why did Paul say this?
    Colossians 2:4
    Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.
  2. How would some try to deceive them?
    Colossians 2:4
    Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.
  3. What was he rejoicing to see?
    Colossians 2:5
    For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Colossians Chapter 2:6-7

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him.

Colossians 2:6-7
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As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
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rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
  1. As they have received Jesus, how were they to walk?
    Colossians 2:6
    As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
  2. Who were they to rooted and built up in?
    Colossians 2:7
    rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
  3. How were they to abound?
    Colossians 2:7
    rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians Chapter 2:8-10

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Colossians 2:8-10
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Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
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For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
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and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
  1. What are we to beware of?
    Colossians 2:8
    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
  2. How will they try to cheat you?
    Colossians 2:8
    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
  3. What is their empty deceit according to?
    Colossians 2:8
    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
  4. What are the traditions of men based on?
    Colossians 2:8
    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
  5. In whom does the fullness of the Godhead dwell bodily?
    Colossians 2:9
    For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
  6. In whom are you complete?
    Colossians 2:10
    and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
  7. Who is He the head of?
    Colossians 2:10
    and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Colossians Chapter 2:11-15

God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Colossians 2:11-15
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In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
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buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
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And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
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having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
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Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
  1. To be circumcised, what have we put off?
    Colossians 2:11
    In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
  2. How were we buried with Jesus?
    Colossians 2:12
    buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
  3. How were we raised with Him?
    Colossians 2:12
    buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
  4. Although you were dead in trespasses, how have you been made alive?
    Colossians 2:13
    And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
  5. What have you been forgiven for?
    Colossians 2:13
    And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
  6. What has He done with the handwriting of requirements (the law), that was against us?
    Colossians 2:14
    having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
  7. Where did He nail the handwriting of requirements?
    Colossians 2:14
    having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
  8. When He did this, who did He disarm?
    Colossians 2:15
    Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Colossians Chapter 2:16-19

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

Colossians 2:16-19
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So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,
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which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
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Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
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and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.
  1. What five things are not to let people judge about?
    Colossians 2:16
    So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,
  2. Do we have to accept their judgmental statements?
    Colossians 2:16
    So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,
  3. What are food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths the shadow of?
    Colossians 2:17
    which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
  4. What is the substance (the reality)?
    Colossians 2:17
    which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
  5. What are we not to let anyone cheat us out of?
    Colossians 2:18
    Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
  6. What will they take delight in?
    Colossians 2:18
    Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
  7. What do they intrude into?
    Colossians 2:18
    Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
  8. How are they puffed up?
    Colossians 2:18
    Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
  9. What are we to hold fast to?
    Colossians 2:19
    and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.
  10. From whom is all the body nourished and knit together.
    Colossians 2:19
    and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.
  11. How does the body grow?
    Colossians 2:19
    and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

Colossians Chapter 2:20-23

If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations—according to human precepts and teachings?

“Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch!”
Colossians 2:20-23
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Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations;
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"Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,"
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which all concern things which perish with the using; according to the commandments and doctrines of men?
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These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
  1. Therefore,if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, what regulations should you not subject yourselves to?
    Colossians 2:20
    Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations;
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  2. What is happening to all those things with the using?
    Colossians 2:20
    Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations;
    /zefaniabible}
  3. What are these regulations according to?
    Colossians 2:22
    which all concern things which perish with the using; according to the commandments and doctrines of men?
  4. How does their self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, have an appearance of?
  5. Colossians 2:23
    These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.