The book of Colossians addresses problems the church at Colossae faced, challenging believers to examine their lives and be transformed through the resurrection and love of Jesus.
Because of Jesus' resurrection, they are reconciled to God, free from the law, and able to live transformed lives. They are joined to Jesus as new creations and are part of his new multi-ethnic family.
As members of the new humanity, no part of their human existence remains untouched by the loving and liberating rule of Jesus. Their suffering, temptation to compromise, moral character, and the power dynamic in their home must all be re-examined and transformed.