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Worthy of the Gospel

Dave preaching
Dave preaching
Are You Living Worthy of the Gospel?

Paul exhorts the Philippians to live their lives worthy of the gospel.

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,” —Philippians 1:27 ESV

I had the great opportunity to preach on this passage this past Sunday. I love Paul’s pastoral heart. His concern the church in Philippi.
The book of Philippians is part of Paul’s prison epistles. He was concerned for the churches that he started. So he encouraged them to stay strong in their faith and to walk in a way that honors God.

We Strive, but in His Grace

Jon, Hannah, David Jr., Dawn and Dave
Jon, Hannah, David Jr., Dawn and Dave

I like the thought of living worthy of the gospel. On the one hand, we know that we can’t live in such a way without the gospel deeply penetrating and permeating our lives. We strive, but in his grace.
Jonathan Edwards said, “The secret of the Christian life is to let the reality of the gospel filter into the nooks and crannies of your life, in your reasoning as well as in your experience.”
We are not worthy of the gospel in and of ourselves, and Paul’s not trying to say that we should be. Rather he is stressing now that you have received the gospel of Christ, keep moving forward in his strength. Don’t settle for a mediocre Christian life. Grow in the rich soil of his grace.
I pray this will be true of those in the churches we are working with on the border. I also pray that it will true for you.
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Larry Who
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I love the Jonathan Edwards’ quote about nooks and crannies of our lives. Thanks.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted May 27, 2014 at 7:29 am

      The Lord helped me to find that while I was preparing for the sermon and I like the idea of the gospel filling every part of our life.

  • By Debbie
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Beautiful message, Pastor Dave! Thanks and God bless!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted May 31, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you – I always enjoy hearing from you. I pray the Lord’s rich blessings for you!

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