The Haustafeln: An Introducton

Colossians 3:18-4:1 — The household code that Paul gives in this section of his epistle raises a number of significant issues for the 21st Century reader. Many are uncomfortable with the idea of submission within marriage, and what do we do with instructions given to slaves? How do we understand this teaching in light of the equality that God’s people have in Christ?

These important questions are addressed in this lesson as we begin our study of the household code and its application to our lives.