Bethany Christian Church Podcast

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Philippians & Luke


"Philippians and Luke"
Philippains 2:1-4; Luke 15:11-32
January 21, 2018

“If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.”
-Philippians 2:1-4, (MSG)

If we have received anything from following after Jesus, then we should respond and act a certain way.

“Not only did the younger son, who left home to look for freedom and happiness in a distant country, get lost, but the one who stayed home also became a lost man. Exteriorly he did all the things a good son is supposed to do, but interiorly, he wandered away from his father. He did his work, worked hard every day, and fulfilled all his obligations but became increasingly unhappy and unfree.”
- Henri Nouwen - The Return of the Prodigal Son

Philippians 2 is inviting us into this better way of living.


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