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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Philippians 1:27a. Leaders and Enders
As I began writing today's post, I honestly believed that I would go onto the second sentence of this verse.
By now, though, you know me...a phrase in the first sentence caught my eye.
What does this look like? Well, if you ask this in a room filled with 100 people, I’d wager we’d get 100 different answers.
Here, in the face of great opposition from those preaching the Gospel out of selfish ambition (v.17) and those who arrested Paul and placed his life in danger, Paul is clearly asking for a united front.
He is giving clear direction:
1)Stand firmly united in one Spirit
3)Strive as one
In fact, he, in one way or another,
refers to unity three times in one sentence!
for the faith of the Gospel.
I recently found this little book in a church library and I really love it!In it, the author comments, “Would the Christians today, amid their denominational differences, could see the wisdom of presenting a united front to the foes who face them!”
So many times, in the light of our various differences, we lose the “Light” – Jesus Christ! I must confess, I’m just as guilty of the next person!
I see this so many times in so many various walks of life! In the church, in families, in our educational system, in our jobs,…need I go on?
lack of unity,
lack of compromise,
lack of communication,
and so many other reasons
I’m writing to myself here as well.
Oh! How I wish I had learned this slogan before!
Again, we are going to go to Part 2 of this verse's study! See you next time!
LEADERS AND ENDERS
had been reading online about leader/ender projects and was really uncertain
what all the fuss was about – until I tried it and shared here. Since then, I’ve shared this concept with a
few of my friends and they had so many questions, I thought I’d write a quick
series about them.