So then, where does our salvation come from? What do I need to do get this salvation? How do I respond to those who tell me I'm wrong?
Please take a few minute to read this week's text and think about the questions as we prepare our minds for worship.
"you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. 16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ."
1. In verse 16, what is the 'therefore' there for?
2. Who has the right to decide what is an acceptable payment for salvation?
3. What is your understanding of the purpose of God's law? (food and drink, festivals, new moons, Sabbaths)
4. What are the two things contrasted in verse 17? (Hint: they both start with the letter 's') What is their relationship?