3The ContextColossians chapter 3 describes the new man in Christ Jesus, that has put to death the deeds of the flesh and has been baptized into Christ, having his sins washed away.every act, word, and deed that the child of God does should be done to the honor of God.
4Parallel Passages Ephesians 5:18-22 Colossians 3:16-18 Let the word of Christ dwell within you - v 16aSinging - v 16bGiving of Thanks - v 17Wives being in submission - v 18Ephesians 5:18-22Being Filled With the Spirit - v 18Singing - v 19Giving of Thanks - v 20Submission to One Another; wives being in submission - vv 21, 22
5The Authority of Christ The term ‘name’ does not always refer to one’s designation.‘Name’ can have reference to one’s position, power, authority, and rule.Jesus has all authority as head of His church - Col 1:15-18When one is baptized in the name of Jesus, it is the act of calling on His name as Lord and Savior - Acts 2:38
6The Life With ChristEvery aspect of the life of a Christian is to be brought into harmony with Christ’s will - Col 3:17Morality - Col 3:5-10Relationships - Col 3:12-21Work Ethic - Col 3:22-4:1
7The Glory With ChristThe day when Christ is revealed from heaven will be a day of triumph gladness for those who are His Children - Col 3:4; 1 Thess 4:14-17The return of Christ will be a sad day for those who do not obey the gospel of hope - 2 Thess 1:7-9For those who do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, then there is hope!