March 15, 2009
What will happen to those we love after we are gone? Imprisoned and uncertain of the future, Paul faced this question while penning his letter to the Philippians. No matter what happened to him, he wanted to leave the believers at Philippi well equipped to stand firm for the Gospel. Each of Paul’s exhortations to them, which Alistair Begg surveys in this message, point us toward the necessity of steadfastness in the face of opposition and suffering.
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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