Monday, October 13, 2014

The Power of Gospel Obedience

Philippians 2:12-18               October 12, 2014           Link for audio/video/manuscript

The power of God that enabled Jesus to humble himself and die on cross was the power of obedience for the sake of the gospel. When we do live out our lives in humble obedience like Jesus, we will know the power of God to empty of ourselves even to the point of death. The family of God is where our differences are to be celebrated and unified because God created us to be complementary, not divisive. And so with fear and trembling we are to humbly and obediently work out and work with our differences without grumbling and disputing. People who do not know Jesus will see Jesus is the light and life of the gospel when they see us united in gospel humility and empowered by gospel obedience in how we relate to one another and others around us.