(As many lengthy sections are recommended here, these are better read from the Bible. Hyperlinks are used for shorter passages for convenience - PN)
St. Paul writes tenderly to the Christians in Colossae with whom
he is well pleased because of their steadfast faith and love.
The Apostle refers to the church as the "Body of Christ"
and declares his devotion to the upbuilding of it and the imparting
of the "mystery" of the gospel.
Colossians 1.vv.25 - 2.v.7
St. Paul tells his readers of the kind of life that is in conformity
with the acceptance of life in Christ.
Colossians 3.vv.1-17, and 4.vv.2-6, and 8-11