Truth is a big deal to God.

Col 1-2:1; Jam 3:13-17; Joh 18:37-38; Joh 14:6;17:17-19; 4:23-24; 8:31-32; 8:44-47; 3:21; 18:37; 19:35; 20:30-31.

COL-6-170903 - length: 64:46 - taught on Sep, 3 2017

Class Outline:

John Farley
September 3, 2017

Grace Prison Ministries

Grace Prison Ministries works to change the lives of prisoners through evangelism and sound Bible teaching.

GPM visits jails, prisons, and youth detention centers.

GPM presents the simple grace gospel of Jesus Christ and the procedures for living the Christian life. 

To restore the lives of the scorned and rejected through the love, hope, and forgiveness found only in Christ. 

What can we do to help?

1. Pray

2. Give

3. Get involved in prison ministry



Lord’s Supper today at the end of our service.


Truth is a big deal to God.

COL 2:1-4

1. Worldly philosophies
2. Legalism
3. Mysticism
4. Asceticism

The pre-eminence, supremacy,
and all-sufficiency
of Christ

The lies

False versus true

Describes the Problem

Presents the Solution

Worldly Philosophy


COL 2:4

COL 2:8

COL 2:2-3

COL 2:9-10


Righteousness (salvation and sanctification)

COL 2:16-17

COL 2:11-14, COL 2:17

COL 3:5-17



COL 2:18-19

COL 1:15-20

COL 1:25-29

COL 2:19



COL 2:20-23

COL 2:6-7

COL 2:20a

COL 3:1-4

#1. Philosophy: “the love of wisdom”.

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of truth, reality, knowledge, beauty, and ethics.

COL 2:4; COL 2:8

Your philosophy determines what you think and how you live. Even how and who/what you will worship.

Metaphysics: the study of existence, reality, and the ultimate nature of things

Epistemology: the study of knowledge, how we know what we know.

Ethics: the study of how people should act, what’s right and what’s wrong

Aesthetics: the study of basic philosophical questions about art and beauty.

Philosophy asks good questions.

All the right answers are in the Bible!

There is the wisdom from above, and then there is another wisdom that is earthy, natural, and demonic.

JAM 3:13-17

There is what the Bible teaches about the subjects of philosophy….

…and then there is everything else -
which is either
man-made or demonic.

JOH 18:37-38

What is truth?
Your answer to that question determines your philosophy.

“Truth is what can be demonstrated by science.”

“Truth is subjective, not objective. You have your truth and I have mine. So truth is what you say it is.”

“There is no such thing as truth.”

“The absolute truth, truth you can rely on, is revealed by God in the Bible.”

JOH 14:6

The truth is embodied in Jesus Christ, God’s Son.