Paul describes the difference between how those who have their minds on earthly things live & how we live as believers. Our citizenship is in heaven and we are waiting for the glorious return of Jesus!
How do we “Live Up” to what God has called us to? Paul tells the church to keep their eyes on those who live like he does and also to follow His example of following Christ.
Paul challenges us to “Live Up” to what we have attained. Let’s find out what that means!
It is easy to get ‘stuck’ in the past either from regret and guilt or nostalgia and pride.
Paul makes a bold confession that he hadn’t “arrived” yet. We need to avoid arrogance on one side and discouragement on the other in order to “press on”!
We’ve probably heard the challenge from scripture to “take up our cross and follow Jesus,” but what does that actually look like? We find out from Paul that it means we need to put to death anything in our hearts that doesn’t honor or serve Jesus and only seeks to serve ourselves. We’ve been given an invitation, but how will we respond?
Today we offer a definition of ‘cultural christianity’ vs what the Bible puts forth as the Gospel by which we are saved. Listen in and see what the difference is!
What kind of aroma is your life giving off? Is it a pleasing worshipful one?
As Christians, we have the ability to shape the culture of the world that we live in, but we also face pressures to be shaped by the culture. Paul’s encouragement for us is to hold on to the teachings of Jesus in order to have the impact that God desires for our lives.
Pastor Kirk continues his teaching on Philippians by unpacking an important and complex passage. What does Paul mean when he tells us to “work out our salvation”?