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Sermon Notes: The New Self

Chapter 2 closed with- Let no one defraud you (18). Here the culprit is religious mysticism that replaces spiritual nourishment from Christ with empty (but exciting) religious experiences. You have in Christ all that you need. Beware substitutes!“The greatest philosophy ever produced does not come within a thousand leagues of the fathomless profundity of our …

Sermon Notes: Avoiding Cheap Substitutes

Let no one cheat you (8). Here the thief is man-made philosophy and tradition, pleasing to the world but rejected by the Lord. If you have all fullness in Christ, why substitute man’s empty philosophies? Warren Wiersbe, With the Word Gnosticism was perhaps the most dangerous heresy that threatened the early church during the first …