Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kent Hughes on Philippians 1:27-30


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, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. (Paul to the Philippians 1:27-30)


“Standing together- striving side by side- without fear- as full recipients of his dual graces of salvation and suffering- this is worthy of the gospel- this is full citizenship” – R. Kent Hughes

2 comments:

Rick Calohan said...

Although we will not be there today at Redeemer, I know that anytime I click to listen to the sermon that rather it be you, Nathan or Brian I know I shall hear that the three of you "are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God."

Woody Woodward said...

Pastor Tony, when you shared your gripping story of your grandfather’s unselfish desires, to move his family from poverty and the Sulfur mines of Italy to poverty in the coal mines of America, all of this to offer a better tomorrow for his children and grandchildren, you could have heard a pin drop. What a impacting message of God’s grace. After the service father Tony shared with me the sulfur mines were so terribly hot, that the men worked without clothes. Can’t imagine, the conditions.