Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Colossians: Synoptic Outline
I. Congratulations concerning the faith received in Christ, and their love towards the saints, chapter 1:1-8.
II. An exhortation to seek an increase of faith, and to beware of seduction from Christ, chapters 1:9-2:23.
1. To seek an increase of faith: chapter 1:9-29.
2. To beware of seduction from Christ: chapter 2.
III. An exhortation to the exercises of piety, chapters 3; 4.
1. To the mortification of the old man, the renovation of the new, specific duties: chapter 3.
2. To prayer, upright conversation. The close: chapter 4.