In verses 1-8, Paul's letter to the Colossians begins with his customary greeting and then it flows into a lengthy expression of gratitude to God for their response to the work of the gospel. This introduction to the book should encourage us to be more faithful and fruitful for Christ.
1. The Greeting: Faithfulness to Christ (vv. 1-2)
2. The Gratitude: Fruitfulness for Christ (vv. 3-8)