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Commentaries for Colossians Chapter 3

The Foundation of Pauline Ethics

The language of this passage reflects the cosmic idiom of Colossian Christology (compare 1:15-20), and the ideas it expresses are thoroughly Pauline...
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Paul's Response to the "Spiritual Umpire"

Paul's second response to the teaching that threatens Colossian faith offers a description of the Christian life in four parts...
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The Community's Conversion from Vice

When someone restores an old car, it is not enough to simply paint over the rust...
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The Community's Conversion to Virtue

The tone of Paul's moral exhortation changes from negative to positive as he shifts his attention from pagan vice to Christian virtue...
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Virtue Illustrated by the Christian Family

God's grace also results in changes within the home...
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