We went to Church that following Sunday together as never before and since that day, the way I look at life under the sun, at being a father and husband as never been the same. If we are going to retain personal contact with the Lord Jesus Christ, it will mean there are some things we must scorn to do or to think, some legitimate things we must scorn to touch. Philippians 1:29 “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him but also to suffer for Him.” 2. SHARING STRUGGLES , Shaping Spiritual Solutions! In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Philippians 1:29 For you have been given the privilege of serving Christ, not only by believing in him, but also by suffering for him. Closing to the book of Philippians: 4:21-23. ( Log Out /  Consider today what it means to serve the Lord in your life. (30) You are experiencing the same opposition that you saw happening to me and now hear is happening to me. Purity is the outcome of sustained spiritual sympathy with God. I was the mind that when he equips. Now, in twenty-five, you will see here that God gave to … The … even death on a cross! We do not support certain advertisements that appear here beyond our control , which may promote values and practices inconsistent with ChristianBlessings'. Abba Father in the name of Christ Jesus who lives within me through the Holy Spirit I pray that You create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me, for my one walk in and with Jesus today. God does not shield us from this possibility, because in this way we realize the necessity of maintaining the vision by personal purity. 1996-2021. This should prompt greater joy as you experience His forgiveness in a powerful way (see 1 John 1:9). The characteristics thus manifested are evidence of the community’s continuing preparation for the Lord’s parousia (Phil 1:6, 10). Change ). Do you think of suffering as a privilege or abuse? God makes us pure by His sovereign grace, but we have something to look after, this bodily life by which we come in contact with other people and with other points of view, it is these that are apt to sully. Paul’s thankfulness for the Philippians: 1:3-11, 3. Following Christ’s example is our duty: 1:27-2:18, 5. Philippians 1 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) I. and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout. May we all recognize and appreciate the wonderful blessing of faith that the Lord has granted to His people. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. If you have resisted making confession a regular part of your prayer life with God, confess your sins before Him. It is what Winston Churchill would have called one of the hinges of history. Return to Top Chap: Verse: Cite This Page: Blue Letter Bible. The one faith (at salvation) shows our trust in Him with our eternal life, the other (during opposition) shows our trust in Him for our physical life and well-being. Blog at WordPress.com. Jump to: Bible Study Tools • Parallel Bible Verse • Bible Contextual Overview • Bible Verse Review • Bible Cross-References • Gill's Bible … 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. That friend, that relative, perfect in Christ Jesus! They pursued what they wanted without realizing the very means they used destroyed their hopes of reaching those points of delight. Philippians 1:29 “because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer in His behalf” “It hath been granted”: “For you have had the privilege granted” (Wey). Nuggets – Family Structure: Husbands and Fathers, Grace that brings Salvation also teaches to deny ungodliness. OneWalk: Today’s Bible Verse, Reading and Prayer, The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. 100% Upvoted. Remember how Paul had already told them “unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;” (Philippians 1:29). This is specific suffering due to the offense of the cross is one of the main evidences that we are saved. 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For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ For the sake of his Gospel, for the good of his interest, and the glory of his name. But, no, my dear children, extensive learning or great wealth are not at all necessary for the service of God. Purity is not innocence, it is much more. Paul's Devotion and Prayer for the Philippians; Paul's Model of Ministry for the Philippians; The Company Paul Keeps. It is through this faith that we are eternally secure in Him and able to remain faithful to Him during times of trials and opposition. — St. John Vianney, < >< Online Sources for Devotion Scripture References & Daily Mass Readings >< >, Link to Devotion Scriptures unless noted from New International Version BibleGateway.com, Links for today’s readings from USCCB using the New American Bible or, Links for today’s readings from EWTN using the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition. The only cause for shame to Paul would be not to hear “well done” from C This only comes to those who have repented themselves. ( Log Out /  1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Paul’s especially warm relationship with the Philippians is suggested here (Phil 1:7–8) as elsewhere in the letter. Luke 15:1-3, 11-32, Alas, my dear brethren, the man who lives according to the direction of his passions and abandons the service of God is both unhappy and capable of so little! Paul served as a good example. If we understand the truth about God, we will take confession of our sins seriously—not as a way to grovel or beat ourselves up, but because we have hope that He forgives, and we want to restore a relationship with our Lord who loves and provides and cares for us. Philippians 1:29. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. ( Log Out /  save. (1) Some seek the things of Christ only for their own worldly interests, from secular views, to make a livelihood or to conciliate favour (Ezekiel 33:31). Phil 3:10 “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death…” Yes, my dear brethren, let us be rich or poor, in whatever state we may be, learned or otherwise, we can please God and save our souls. (2 Peter 1:1), How often do we stop and thank Him for the opportunity to show our sincerity to others by remaining faithful in the trials that have come upon us? Daily Devotion! THE PHILIPPIANS’ STRUGGLE (1:29-30) “29 Because it has been graciously given to you, not only faith but also suffer on behalf of Christ. Philippians 1:28-30 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. Php 1:29-30 – For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me. Paul’s representatives and the need to treat them kindly: 2:19-30, 6. (Heb 3:12-14), How often do we appreciate the trials that come our way realizing that, as we remain faithful to Him, they will result in our continued growth in Him and greater service to Him in the future? At that moment it was as if God had reached down and slapped me across my face, I felt immediately convicted for all I had done wrong and failed to do right. The Apostle Paul wrote the epistle (personal letter) (1:1) to the Philippian church, probably during his imprisonment in Rome. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! If it were necessary to be wealthy or to be very learned to serve God, a great many people would be unable to do it. Paul was pointing out to them that he was speaking to them out of experience. Our modern world is typified by such living and is caught up in the pursuit of happiness summarized by the word ‘get’. Richard Baxter said, "O God, I thank Thee for a bodily discipline of eight and fifty years"; and he is not the only man who has turned a trouble into triumph. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Blue Letter Bible. I was awakened to the differences between believing in Jesus and following Jesus when my son asked me a question... how do you know if you died right now, you would go to heaven. Why might Paul think of it as a privilege? Home; About Us; Gallery; Sermons; Calendar It means when he cause us to love him to love Christ, to love his word to a bound in our love. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. In twenty-one. He went on to tell me about an interaction he had with his high school football coach in between two a day practices that day. The church at Philippi was facing the same types of opposition that Paul faced when he had been with them, and the current opposition that he faced. no comments yet. To give them guidance for Timothy was one who would "naturally care for their state" with an almost instinctive devotion to their ... Philippians 1:15-16). In Sermon Series: "Philippians 1:29" showing 1-20 of 68 Filter Results Sort By Close Filters Scripture . Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Through his experience, Paul understood the powerful testimony that could be had by trusting in Christ for our eternal salvation and then continuing to trust in Him in times of trials and opposition. Sort by. But it does have great value. And the desire to be a disciple was planted. 1:29). We have other proofs of this too. Advanced Study Questions for Philippians 1:27-30 . On the contrary, they are often a very big obstacle to it. 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