I read Phil. 1 in my time in the Word this morning……AWESOME !

In Phil 1:3-6 NASB Paul says:  3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, 5 in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Are you thankful for those who work with you in spreading the Gospel?  Do you pray for them with joy?  Do you realize that like you – none of them have arrived either – so be careful of judging them?  Isn’t it amazing to realize that God promises to complete the work He began in us (AND THEM)!

And in Phil 1:27 NASB, Paul wrote:   27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ; so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Is your conduct – (attitudes, actions, words) WORTHY of the Gospel of Christ.   In spite of the differences in personality & practice of those you work with for the cause of Christ – the greater issue is the Gospel.  So put aside your differences and stand firm in ONE SPIRIT and ONE MIND and STRIVE TO MAKE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS  CHRIST KNOWN!

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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