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Ritualism

January 22, 2023 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: Smoke & Mirrors

Scripture: Colossians 2:11–17

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SMOKE & MIRRORS
“Ritualism”
Colossians 2:11-17 

Series Introduction: The best way not to be taken in by that, which is false, is to know (from facts to experience) that which is true. The false teachers in the first century taught about a four-headed monster that consisted of intellectualism, ritualism, mysticism, and legalism.

Introduction: A ritual is not bad in and of itself. A ritual is an established form of conducting a ceremony (Marriage, Baptism, etc). A ritual has certain words that are said and certain actions that are carried out. The Old Testament rituals (shadows) pointed to something of reality (substance). Ritualism can be excessive devotion to the rituals instead of the excessive devotion to the reality of Jesus Christ.

The Vanity of the Ritual

Rituals Cannot Save the Sinner
--circumcision (Colossians 2:11) (Acts 15:1)
--baptism (Colossians 2:12)
--does not confirm salvation
--does confess salvation 

Rituals Cannot Sanctify the Saint (Matthew 6:5-8)
--diets—health vs. holiness (Colossians 2:16a) (Romans 14:17) (Hebrews 13:9)
--days—homage vs. holiness (Colossians 2:16b)

The Victory of the Cross

The Cross Can Handle the Guilt of Sin (Colossians 2:13)
The Cross Can Handle the Grievance of Sin (Colossians 2:14)
The Cross Can Handle the Grip of Satan (Colossians 2:15)

Application: It is time to step from the shadows of ritualism into the substance of reality. (Colossians 2:17) Jesus in the gospels calls us out of ritualism and into a relationship with Him.

 

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