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Philippians 1:12-27. Genuine Christianity.

December 07, 2020 Hanli Liu
West Church's Podcasts
Philippians 1:12-27. Genuine Christianity.
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West Church's Podcasts
Philippians 1:12-27. Genuine Christianity.
Dec 07, 2020
Hanli Liu

We all know there is a vast difference between an authentic item versus an imitation. The apostle Paul in this passage reveals his own heart as an example of a person who has truly been changed by God through meeting Jesus Christ. Verse 21 is a great summary of this change - for Paul, "to live is Christ, and to die is gain". Jesus has now become more precious to him than anything else, even death is gain because he will then be closer to him. This is the very essence of authentic Christianity. Has this change occurred in you? Can you relate at all to this attitude of Paul? 

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We all know there is a vast difference between an authentic item versus an imitation. The apostle Paul in this passage reveals his own heart as an example of a person who has truly been changed by God through meeting Jesus Christ. Verse 21 is a great summary of this change - for Paul, "to live is Christ, and to die is gain". Jesus has now become more precious to him than anything else, even death is gain because he will then be closer to him. This is the very essence of authentic Christianity. Has this change occurred in you? Can you relate at all to this attitude of Paul?