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THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
TO THE
COLOSSIANS

OUTLINE

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  1. Introduction -- 1:1-8
    1. The apostle's greeting -- vv.1-2
    2. The apostle's thanksgiving -- vv.3-8
  2. The preeminent and all-inclusive One, the centrality and universality of God -- 1:9--3:11
    1. The portion of the saints -- 1:9-14
    2. The image of God and the Firstborn both in creation and in resurrection -- 1:15-23
    3. The mystery of God's economy -- 1:24-29
    4. The mystery of God -- 2:1-7
    5. The body of all the shadows -- 2:8-23
    6. The life of the saints -- 3:1-4
    7. The constituents of the new man -- 3:5-11
  3. A living in union with Christ -- 3:12--4:6
    1. The arbitrating peace of Christ -- 3:12-15
    2. The indwelling word of Christ -- 3:16-17
    3. The expression of Christ in ethical relationships -- 3:18--4:1
    4. Praying with perseverance and walking in wisdom -- 4:2-6
  4. Conclusion -- 4:7-18
    1. The apostle's fellowship -- vv.7-17
    2. The apostle's greeting -- v.18

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