Until this point in our study in Colossians, Paul has primarily dealt with what theologians like to call “Christology.”The word “Christology” comes from two Greek words meaning “Christ / Messiah” and “word” - which combine to mean “the study of Christ.” Simply put, it is the study of the person and work of Jesus. In chapter 3, the Apostle Paul begins to make a shift. Now that he has explained who Christ is, he begins to tell the believers in Colossae how they aresupposed to live.
During the first century in Rome, Christian persecution was at an all-time high! One would think that Paul would have told the church to lay low and blend in. However, he does the total opposite. Paul will spend the next two chapters teaching them the important disciplines of becoming more like Jesus. 2000 years later, those same disciplines apply to us today.