Participation in the Gospel

Re:Verse passage – Philippiand 1:1-11 (day two)

in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. Vs. 5

Paul’s salutation to the believers at Philippi had some common elements that we see in his other letters, but it was this statement in the fifth verse that struck me today as I re-read it. Paul is not only addressing and greeting the church, but he is reminded of their no nonsense, elbows deep living out of their faith. He may remember how they gave time that they didn’t really have to pack a box of food for a hungry family in their neighborhood. Perhaps it was his memory of how they opened there homes for prayer meetings and area fellowships. He might have been buoyed by remembering their generosity to a mission work even when their giving was more than they could afford. Paul knew the cost of following Christ, and his affirmation to other believers was not lip service. It was genuine gratitude for fellow co-laborers in the work of the Gospel. Who are those people in your life. Send them some encouragement today.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

One thought on “Participation in the Gospel”

  1. I am encouraged by all of you and your leadership in God’s word and worship. You make my heart glad with laughter because you enjoy each other and share in good fellowship. You all are a good example of the joy we can have when we share belief in Christ with others. We have a hope, joy and peace that can be found in no one else except in knowing our Savior.
    Your example encourages me to share and pray and to want everyone to know Jesus.
    Blessings to you all!
    Sharon Whittington

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