page title icon TDP 0149: How Mixing Law And Grace Steals Your Freedom And Intimacy With God

#0149 (Series: The Book Of Colossians: Jesus Is Enough pt.41 – Colossians 2:20-23) – In this episode, we learn about a dangerous mistake many Christians make and how it hinders them from experiencing greater freedom from sin and closeness with God.

In this series, we dig into the Book of Colossians verse by verse, discovering why it is so important for your spiritual growth and that Jesus is enough for everything you need in life!

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Scripture from this episode:

Colossians 2:20-23 ESV – 20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

Romans 7:1-5 ESV – 1 Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? 2 For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. 3 Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. 4 Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5 For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death.

1 Timothy 1:8-9a ESV – 8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners,…

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