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raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus,(A)

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19 So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God,(A)

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IV. The Ideal Christian Life in the World

Chapter 3

Mystical Death and Resurrection.[a] If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.(A) Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 3:1–4 By retaining the message of the gospel that the risen, living Christ is the source of their salvation, the Colossians will be free from false religious evaluations of the things of the world (Col 3:1–2). They have died to these; but one day when Christ…appears, they will live with Christ in the presence of God (Col 3:3–4).

22 No, you have approached Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and countless angels in festal gathering,(A)

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