Living Humbly

Paul continues with his opening instructions to the believers in Philippi, a description of how we should live with one another in the light of what Christ has done for us and within us.

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” Philippians 2:3,4 NLT

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Because We Belong to Christ

“Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from His Love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?  Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another and working together with one mind and purpose.” Philippians 2 :1,2 NLT.

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The Confidence of Salvation

“Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies!”

These words were written, surprisingly enough, from a Roman prison, by a man in chains. And continuing his letter to the church in Philippi,  Paul writes; “This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God Himself. For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ, but also the privilege of suffering for Him.” Philippians 1:28,29 NLT.

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Citizens of Heaven

“Above all,” Paul writes to the believers in Philippi, “you must live as citizens of Heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again, or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.” Philippians 1:27 NLT

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Living in Hope

As Paul continued his letter to the church in Philippi, he expressed his dilemma of hope– one of the glorious blessings of living in Christ.

“And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better… So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires; I long to go and be with Christ, which would be better for me. But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.” Philippians 1:20-24 NLT.

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Spreading the Good News

Paul was a man with a laser-like focus on one thing– spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people who had never heard it as he possibly could, by any means possible, and in every circumstance in which he found himself. In his letter to the believers in Philippi, he rejoices that even his imprisonment furthered the spread of the Good News.

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The Fruit of Salvation

In his letter to the Philippian believers, Paul had told them that his prayer for them was that their love would overflow more and more, and that they would grow in knowledge and understanding. He continues with his blessing for them.

“May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation– the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ– for this will bring much glory and praise to God.” Philippians 1:11 NLT

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