Follow the Ruler, Not the Rules (03/10/2019)
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Colossians 2:11-23, Brian Doten:

Long ago someone rightfully said that “Christian faith is a relationship with Jesus, not a list of rules to follow.”  That’s exactly right – which is what Paul says in Colossians 2:11-23.  Basically, Paul writes, “Follow the Ruler, not the rules.”  That’s because if we follow Jesus we end up keeping the rules God wants us to, but if we focus on keeping the rules we’ll get exhausted and mess up.  Plus, we’ll be led astray and most tragic of all, miss Jesus.  So, friend, follow the Ruler, not the rules!!  It can’t get simpler than that!