vs. 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
Roots hold plants and trees firmly to the soil from which they get their nourishment. We are to be rooted in Christ the same way. If we are rooted in Christ, nourished by the truth of His Word, the Bible, we will be strengthened in Him, overflowing with thankfulness, AND, we will bear Christ-fruit in every area of our lives – work, play, marriage, friendship and ministry.