For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.
These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
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.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.