Colossians 1:4; Colossians 1:23; Colossians 2:5; Colossians 2:7; Colossians 2:12
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.