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Spirituality Made Simple (5 of 5)
Series: Christianity Made Simple
Dr. Larry Osborne
A Biblical Perspective
Matthew 15:8-11/ Galatians 5:22-23/ Colossians 2:8, 16-17, 20-23
Spirituality is measured by character and obedience to Scripture -
not by our adherence to man-made rules and traditions.
THE ARMOR ALL® FACTOR
Proverbs 30:5-6/ Galatians 3:1-3
Sometimes adding a little extra just makes things worse.
WHAT WE HAVE IN CHRIST
Colossians 2:9-15/ John 19:30/ 1 John 2:3-5
Everything has been paid for.
Our job is to simply follow and obey.
FOUR SPIRITUAL ADDITIVES
That Will Ruin Your Faith
1. Intellectual Arrogance.
Colossians 2:4-8/ 1 Timothy 1:6-7/ 2 Corinthians 11:3-4
2. Ceremonial Christianity.
Colossians 2:16-17/ Galatians 3:1-3 and 4:9-11
3. Inner Peace.
Colossians 2:18-19/ 1 Corinthians 4:4/ Proverbs 14:12
4. Extra-Biblical Rules.
Colossians 2:20-23/ Matthew 23:2-4/ 1 Timothy 4:1-6/ Proverbs 30:5-6
TAKING IT HOME
Is there one of the "Four Spiritual Additives" from this weekend's teaching that you need to be more cautious of than the others?
Reflecting back on this week's study and teaching, is there a character or obedience issue you need to focus on and/or rule or tradition you need to let go?
Growth Group Homework
QUICK REVIEW: Looking back at this week's teaching on Spirituality Made Simple was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
1. We all have different tendencies when it comes to rules and guidelines. Would you tend to be a rule maker or a rule breaker? Has it changed over the years? How is this different or the same from the home you grew up in?
2. This week we heard how man-made rules and traditions can be confused with what is actually found in the Bible. Looking back at years past, have you ever found yourself belie ...
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