Philippians Simply Study Study

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Read Philippians 1:27-30

In this first chapter of Philippians, Paul has been talking about the importance of the gospel. He says that nothing, even life or death, should keep the truth of Christ from being shared.

Sharing the gospel is more than telling someone you are a Christian, more than a status on Facebook, more than knowing all the bible stories. Sharing the truth of Christ is about how Christ has changed your life.

Philippians 1:27 says, “Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.

walk-the-talk-seperation1Your life should prove what your mouth claims. If you are a Christian, then you are a citizen of heaven. Therefore, you should not live like the rest of the world. How does (or does it) your life look different than your non-christian friends?

As a believer, you are given the privilege and responsibility to point the world to Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “We are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” This is why Paul emphasized the importance of how we live, “conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.”

What you believe effects how you live, but even more, how you live reflects what you believe.

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