We’ve been seeing through the first and second chapters of this book. Paul has been continuing to plea for the Philippians to live like citizens of the Gospel…
He continues this plea as he holds out for us two examples of Christians who have lived out what it means to be a citizen of the gospel. They see the truth of what we have been seeing Paul lay out of us in that our unity in Christ is grounded in Christ’s work, and worked out through humility.
- We need to understand from last week that our Faith must be worked out. Our responsibilities as believers are evidence of our salvation. Recap last week…..
Work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you.
2. Paul holds out Timothy and Epaphroditis as examples…
3.What can we learn from them?
A. they served from the heart. v 20, 26
B. they laid it all on the line. v 22, 27
C. They did it for Christ and because of Christ. v. 21, 30