Detailed outline of the Book of Colossians

  1. Introduction (1:1–14)
    1. Greetings (1:1–2)
    2. Thanksgiving (1:3–8)
    3. Prayer (1:9–14)
  2. The Supremacy of Christ (1:15–23)
  3. Paul’s Labor for the Church (1:24—2:7)
    1. His Ministry for the Sake of the Church (1:24–29)
    2. His Concern for the Spiritual Welfare of His Readers (2:1–7)
  4. Freedom from Human Regulations through Life with Christ (2:8–23)
    1. Warning to Guard against the False Teachers (2:8–15)
    2. Pleas to Reject the False Teachers (2:16–19)
    3. An Analysis of the Heresy (2:20–23)
  5. Rules for Holy Living (3:1—4:6)
    1. The Old Self and the New Self (3:1–17)
    2. Rules for Christian Households (3:18—4:1)
    3. Further Instructions (4:2–6)
  6. Final Greetings and Benediction (4:7–18)
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