Speaker: Jerry Cisar
Philippians expresses most explicitly Paul’s view of how Christians are called to live. One might say that Philippians describes what Paul means when he says to the Galatians, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20)
Do you want to be able to say that? Philippians teaches us how to make that true in our own lives. This letter is all about what it means to be a faithful gospel witness for this generation and the next. In fact, it is all about something else we’ve said at Gulf Coast Community Church for the last 18 years: Love the Gospel; Live the Gospel; Advance the Gospel.
These (Love the Gospel; Live the Gospel; Advance the Gospel) are not really separate things, as if you could do one without the other two, or even two of them without the third. One NT scholar has said much the same thing: “Paul did not want the communities he founded and addressed merely to believe the gospel, but also to become the gospel— to faithfully embody the gospel narrative.” Then from Paul’s letter to the Philippians he demonstrates why this is true.
Join us as we begin the new series, Slaves of Christ: The Message of Philippians. Living the Gospel involves becoming a slave of Jesus Christ.