The Substance of Christ

The Substance of Christ

Colossians 2:16-23

Call to Worship: Psalm 96:1-4 (ESV)

     Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
             sing to the Lord, all the earth!
     Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
             tell of his salvation from day to day.
     Declare his glory among the nations,
             his marvelous works among all the peoples!
     For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
             he is to be feared above all gods.

Scripture Reading: Mark 2:18-22 (ESV)

18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19 And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. 21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.”

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