And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.
He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.