Working to be Conspicuous

Standing out can be a good thing...or a bad thing.  It all depends what you stand out for.  I remember a classmate in college that would often walk into class late with his thick hair sporting a serious case of pillow head.  He stood out!

It is much better to stand out for a good reason, like being godly.  We are looking at Philippians 2 and when Paul finished describing the example of Jesus Christ coming to earth as a man to die on the cross for us, he makes an application for us.  He tells us to "work out" this salvation Jesus bought for us with His humiliation and death on our behalf.  He says to live humble, holy lives so that we shine as lights in this dark world.

I hope you will join our study of this important passage as we look at what Paul is teaching and how it works.

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