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Text: Colossians 2:8 & 9

Wow! This one is right on point! So often churches get stuck on traditions. Annual events, the order of service, time of service, how the choir sings, even seeing the church as their own family’s business can be tradition! We humans can turn anything into tradition. We humans so easily blur the line between tradition, conviction, and Biblical principles. To me, this verse says it’s one thing to be taught or to practice traditions, but it becomes another thing when you are captive to it, to the point where you can’t move forward and do what Christ has called you to do. It is an entirely different thing where observing those traditions outweigh obedience to Christ. That ought not to be so. Our beliefs and convictions should be based on Christ. This verse reminds me that whatever authority has set up those traditions, Christ is still head over them and as such, He is who we should be captive to. I pray God gives us all the strength to consciously recognize and submit to the Lordship of Christ in every area of our lives.

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