Colossians 3:5-14 Preview: New Identity

Here’s a quote to get you started on your study of Colossians 3:5-14 this week:

Christians are God’s “chosen people, holy, and dearly loved”…These titles are not only used of Israel in the Old Testament, but also of Jesus Christ in the New: he is the ‘chosen’ one (1 Peter 2:4, 6), the holy one (John 6:69; Acts 4:27, 30), the one supremely beloved by the Father (Mt 3:17, Ephesians 1:6)

It is in him that Christians find their identity as God’s people.

–N. T. Wright, Colossians & Philemon, p. 141

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