Even as a prisoner, the apostle Paul remained confident about his direction and purpose in life: “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). Pastor Lee examines the loving, Gospel-centered partnership Paul enjoyed with the Philippians.
Concerned that neither their fellowship nor their witness would be jeopardized, Paul promoted unity through humility, charity, and practical obedience. By trusting in God’s providence and promises, we, too, can learn to rejoice in all circumstances and display faith that is attractive to a watching world. As we do so, we may submit to the Lord’s instructions and be content with His provision. Saved by grace and focused on eternity, we can subject every aspect of our lives to God’s will, framing it all with prayer and godly thinking.