The meaning is essentially the same.
However; the preacher reveals his motivation as to lessen the verses Power. Because he does not make distinction that Ordinances are not the totality of Gods laws. ( Most fellow Christians make the same mistake).
Going off what you stated he said:
( "rather than Jesus rendering the "law" powerless,")
. So the preacher emphasizes Law. Rather than what the verse does laws concerning "Ordinances"). Thus he maybe assuming much here and not totally familiar with Gods words.
So in his attempt to honor Gods word, he reduces Gods word concerning the blotting out of The Ordinances that were contrary to us and against us.
its a important verse; God by Christ is who can only forgive sins.
Not the Ordinances.
But the preacher totally misses a chance to teach this. Because he likely does not understand what Ordinance as defined in scriptures means.
The word is:
G2673 καταργέω katargeō kat-arg-eh'-o From G2596 and G691; to be
(render) entirely idle (useless), literally or figuratively: -
abolish, cease, cumber, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no
(none, without) effect, fail, loose, bring (come) to nought, put away
(down), vanish away, make void.
as used in
Romans 3:3 King James Version 3 For what if some did not believe?
shall their unbelief make the faith of God [without effect]?
Hebrews 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had
(read all of Hebrews 10)
Ordnance is dogma, related to ceremonial law, surrounding blood sacrifice, which God said never could truly atone for our sins. So I think hes being overly cautious without cause.
So Abolish is appropriate.
Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was
against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way,
nailing it to his cross;
Blotting out = Having blotted out. See Acts 3:19 .
Blotting out is a even stronger word.
If it helps I'll share E.W.Bullingers notes from The Companion Bible. (Notes start from the kjv reading).
peace . Peace itself, objectively, and its Author (1 Thessalonians 5:23 . 2 Thessalonians 3:16 ), to us and in us. Compare Isaiah 9:6 ; Isaiah 52:7 ; Isaiah 53:5 ; Isaiah 57:19 . Micah 5:5 .Haggai 2:9 . Zechariah 9:10 . Luke 2:14 .John 14:27 ; John 20:19 , John 20:21 , John 20:26 .
hath = having.
both . Jews and Gentiles.
hath broken down = having destroyed. See 1 John 3:8 .
middle wall. Greek. mesotoichon . Only here. The type is seen in the stone palisade, about three cubits high, which separated the Court of the Gentiles from that of the Jews, to pass which was death to any Gentile. A notice, of which Josephus speaks, was found in 1871.
partition = the partition. Only here; Matthew 21:33 .Mark 12:1 .Luke 14:23 (hedge).
between us . Omit.
abolished = done away with. Greek. katargeo. See Romans 3:3 .
His flesh . i.e. His death.
enmity . See Romans 8:7 .
the law . . . in ordinances = the law of the dogmatic commandments. Compare Romans 8:4 .
ordinances . Greek. dogma. See Co Ephesians 1:2 , Ephesians 1:14 .
for to make = in order that (Greek. hina) He might create (as Ephesians 2:10 ).
twain = the two, Jew and Gentile.
one new man = into (Greek. eis) one new (Greek. kainos. See Matthew 9:17 ) man.