Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse:
What great characteristics to have as a church. This is the recipe for a successful church. They are set apart from the world and willing vessels for the Lord. They stand firm in the paths of righteousness faithfully. They are in Christ. These were pagan gentiles, many miles away from Israel. This is what the power of the gospel can do in a life. This verse tells me that this church was an active participates in Gods will, in Gods word. Jesus was glorified through this church.