Philippians 1:27-2:4 – Moe Bergeron
No matter what happens, live in a way that brings honor to the good news about Christ. Then I will know that you remain strong together in the one Spirit. I will know this if I come and see you or only hear about you. I will know that you work together as one person. I will know that you work to spread the teachings about the good news.  So don’t be afraid in any way of those who oppose you. This will show them that they will be destroyed and that you will be saved. That’s what God will do.  Here is what he has given you to do for Christ. You must not only believe in him. You must also suffer for him.  You are going through the same struggle you saw me go through. As you have heard, I am still struggling. [2:1-4] So does belonging to Christ help you in any way? Does his love comfort you at all? Do you share anything in common because of the Holy Spirit? Has Christ ever been gentle and loving toward you?  If any of these things has happened to you, then agree with one another. Have the same love. Be one in spirit and in the way you think and act. By doing this, you will make my joy complete.  Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves.  None of you should look out just for your own good. Each of you should also look out for the good of others.