Take a journey through Philippians…
This letter was written by the apostle Paul whilst he was being held in prison and in it he seeks to talk about our life in Christ as a gift of God’s grace. A gift we have received through faith - not simply by conforming to rules and laws or by being part of a club or group.
The letter was written to Christians in Philippi, a city that once existed in the northeastern region of Greece. The letter was written sometime between AD 57 – 61, making it over 1958 years old!
Verses to Explore:
Chapter 2 verses 15 – 16 talk about how we should “shine like stars lighting up the sky”..
Chapter 3 verses 13 – 14..
“I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is God’s call through Christ Jesus to the life above”.
Chapter 2 verse 3..
“Don’t do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast, but be humble towards one another always considering others better than ourselves.”
“We must let go of those things that hold us back so that we are able and willing to ‘humbly’ shine – Not in our own strength but as a reflection of the light poured down in love from above.
Not my will, but yours – Not my strength but yours.”