Discipleship Explored - Confident in Christ
God is in control of everything, not just when things are going well but also when they aren't. We see this played out as Jesus was dying on the cross. Reading through Philippians 1:1-11, we will see nothing can prevent God from completing his good work in us, it is something we can be confident of. This will prevent us from being passive. We will want to respond by growing in our knowledge and love of him.
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Discipleship Explored - Living in Christ
For Paul, the apostle of Jesus, life is about knowing Jesus better and telling others about him. Paul was going through great suffering, he went to prison, people were trying to stir up trouble for him and in Philippians he was under house arrest in Rome. He didn't know whether he would live or d...
Discipleship Explored - One in Christ
Paul repeatedly writes about koinonia, a Greek word meaning unity, partnership, or togetherness with one another. When we love the brothers and sisters in our local church, it shows that we really are followers of Jesus. But our unity is under threat by opposition from outside the church (Philipp...
Discipleship Explored - Obedient in C...
Just as Jesus obeyed his Father, so we must obey our Father too. Our obedience must not be a way to earn our salvation, Jesus has already earned it for us, Paul tells us to "work out your salvation" in Philippians 2:12. When we live obediently, we will "shine...like start"(Philippians 2:15). Othe...