16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. 20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21 (touch not; taste not; handle not; 22 which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Lesson 7: What Really Matters–and What Doesn’t
Far too often believers who hold Biblical standards of morality are accused of being legalistic, but legalists are not believers. Legalists depend on good works to save them. Invariably they think they can gain salvation by conforming to man-made rules and religious observances. Key words in the legalist’s vocabulary are “do” and “conform”.
Questions for LifeGroup Leaders:
Note(s) to LifeGroup Leaders:
- Bible Baptist Church believes that all scripture is given by inspiration of God (2 Tim. 3:16) and that God has promised to preserve His pure words (Ps. 12:6-7). We believe that the Authorized King James Bible is the inspired and preserved words of God in the English language and is therefore the supreme, inerrant, infallible, and final authority in all matters of faith, creeds, and conduct. Bible Baptist Church nor its leadership endorses every word, concept, or comment in the lesson studies. However, we do ascribe to the general biblical truths contained therein. LifeGroup Leaders must exercise discretion in leading their individual LifeGroup.
- Please read most of the commentary to your LifeGroup. You may summarize it if necessary, but there is nothing wrong with reading it. If you are a husband and wife team leading, perhaps take turns reading to the group. There is valuable review of the Scripture passages and application for effective discussion. Use your LifeGroup members to read Scripture.
- The “Making It Personal” section is not designed for group discussion. These are questions that you might use to conclude before prayer. They are questions that prompt personal conviction and application. Please use them at your discretion to help your group.
 Equipped for Life: Colossians. (Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 2007), 66.