Colossians: The Substance of the Shadows We Chase
Did you know we were created to worship God? But even the best of people can make categorical mistakes on what and how to worship. In the last chapter of the Book of Revelation, the apostle John falls down at the feet of an angel and begins to worship him. In response, the angel says, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” (Rev. 22:9)
This week, we will continue our One Book Series in the book of Colossians. Paul wrote to this congregation with warning similar to the one given to John. The church was being influenced by outsiders who were promoting worship of angels, abstinence from certain foods, and observance of certain festivals. Though the motive may have been to be better Christians, Paul warned that such practices would lead God’s people astray. He said these things are merely shadows of things to come, but the substance is Christ. (Col. 2:17)
Join us this Sunday as we unpack this letter together and meditate on the finished work of Christ as the only means of our sanctification.