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February 18, 2021 - Pastor's Corner

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As we continue our journey of extracting brief insights from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, let’s remember the overall theme of this letter: the gospel’s impact on our personal lives as expressed in a corporate setting.

For today, our specific focus is on 1:12-18a. Take a quick moment to read the passage afresh. From these verses come the following insights:

  • When Jesus and the gospel define our lives then we view all circumstances, both dire and delightful, as coming from the hand of God.
  • Our Christ-centered, gospel-oriented disposition of life encourages other believers to proclaim the gospel without fear in their circles of influence.
  • Some people will try to use our Christ-centered, gospel-oriented disposition of life against us. Still, others will partner with us out of love for Jesus and us in proclaiming the gospel. When we hold to our Christ-centered, gospel-oriented disposition, God allows us to see His perspective in both experiences. We should find great joy in this reality.

Grace and peace to you, church family, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!