(Colossians 2:20-23)


Asceticism – In general it involves self-deprivation and is usually pursued out of a desire to glorify God by avoiding what is harmful and by limiting oneself to what is necessary to maintain life. 


I. Food and Drink

1. Matthew 11:18-19

2. Luke 18:9-14

3. James 2:8-13


II. Marriage

1. Proverbs 18:22

2. Matthew 19:8-12

3. 1 Corinthians 7:1-9


III. Fellowship

1. Acts 2:42-47

2. 1 Corinthians 12:21-27

3. Hebrews 10:23-25


IV. Epilogue –– Walk by the Spirit!

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” (Galatians 5:16-17)

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