Better Than

In Christ Alone

Order of Worship

October 31, 2021

Song – “The Lion And The Lamb”

Song- “Forever Reign”

Song- “Holy Spirit”


Message, Pastor Mike Halstead

In this second chapter of Colossians Paul gives a sharp warning

to those who place their faith in anything that is not Christ.

I. Placing Our Faith In “The Shadow” Of Things

Colossians 2:16-17   

– Food, drink, celebration, sabbath

Hebrews 8:5a, & 10:1

II.Seeking Esteem In Our Own Wisdom & Righteousness

Colossians 2:18-19

– Delighting in False Humility

– Gnosticism & the worship of other spirit beings

– Puffed up with idle notions vs 18 & Romans 12:3

– A lost connection with _____________

vs 19

III. Religious Asceticism

Colossians 2:20-23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility, and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence

Take Away

– Have we overemphasized things that are not necessarily biblical?

– Have we devalued other Christians that don’t share our convictions?

– Do we take pride in our own perceived holiness,. . or sacrifice,  . .or wisdom?

Song- “Gracefully Broken”