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Changing the world one step at a time

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Session 2

Moving forwards
Reading Philippians 1:27 - 2:4
  Personal commitment

Franklin D Roosevelt said it was important to “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”

Why is it so important to keep looking up? At the same time, how do we keep our feet on the ground?

Conduct (vv. 27)

  • live in an active sense: needs expression
  • representative of the gospel
  • outwards responses reflect of inner attitudes
  • what is this gospel?

Contend (vv. 27/28)

  • stand for (not stand up for)
  • presenting to others: certainty (vv. 28)
  • prepared to state why you believe not just what you believe

Commit (1:27, 2:1 – 4)

  • to unity : oneness in Christ
  • to perseverance: irrespective of personal circumstances (vv. 29)
  • to working together: body ministry
  • to being united with Christ, with the fruit of the Spirit being expressed in our character and fellowship (internal and external)