June 16, 2009
When we have understood the Gospel, we don’t simply talk about what it means to follow Jesus; we live it out. While our behavior may sometimes contradict what we believe, our conduct should still reflect the transforming power of the message we proclaim. Alistair Begg unpacks the challenging tension between our freedom from earning God’s approval through good deeds and our responsibility to live in a manner worthy of our calling.
27Only let your manner of life be worthy8 of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
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