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Picture of Colossians 2:1-5: Knit Together in Love to Complete Understanding (Abstract picture of Christians knit together in love through Christ)

Knit Together in Love to Complete Understanding

1 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; H · G · S  
2 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; H · G · S  
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. H · G · S  In whom hid wisdom knowledge
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. H · G · S  
5 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.

H · G · S  
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: H · G · S  As ye have so walk
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. H · G · S  Rooted
8 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. H · G · S  spoil philosophy
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. H · G · S  Godhead
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: H · G · S  complete in him
11 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: H · G · S  without hands
12 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. H · G · S  baptism
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; H · G · S  together
14 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; H · G · S  handwriting of ordinances
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

H · G · S  principalities and powers
Picture of Colossians 2:16-23: Don't Be Judged or Subject to Ordinances (Picture of Christians enjoying a roast pig meal which to Judaizers are considered unclean)

Don't Be Judged or Subject to Ordinances

16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: H · G · S  judge you
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. H · G · S  
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, H · G · S  
19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. H · G · S  the Head
20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, H · G · S  
21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not; H · G · S  
22 Which all are to perish with the using) after the commandments and doctrines of men? H · G · S  
23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. H · G · S  


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