In his letter to the Philippian church, Paul expresses his thankfulness for them. Although they were not perfect, they gave evidences of true faith and love for the Lord by:

  • Suffering persecution for the Gospel 
  • Giving themselves to the point of death 
  • Supporting the work of the ministry by giving financially

We should strive to be like the Philippians, to have these fruits of righteousness in us to increase in love in real knowledge and discernment. If we do not see this love in ourselves, we need to search our hearts to see if Christ is really in us.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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