Friday, November 12, 2010

What do you take joy in? Philippians 2

Good Friday morning to all,
What do you take joy in?  Throughout chapter one of Philippians, Paul talks about Joy in suffering, chapter 2 is about serving, chapter 3 is about believing, and chapter 4 is about giving!  To sum it all up, the Christian life should be about all of these.  Even though none of us sit around thinking about wanting to be beat up, we should all realize that truly 'living for Christ' may require putting on the full armour of God.  Chapter 2 begins with, 'Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ?  Any comfort from His Love?  Any fellowship together in the Spirit?  Are your hearts tender and sympathetic?  Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one heart and purpose.  Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others.  Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself.  Don't think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing.'  Suffering for a cause greater than yourself takes humility!  Let me encourage each of you to have the same attitude as Christ and study Scripture to grasp a better understanding of how our Savior suffered and died for each of us!!!  May that be our mission in the days ahead and may you see the changes that occur within you as you are obedient to His calling!
Your brother in Christ,

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