Paul the Teacher

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Matter of Fact, …

The first post in this devotional series covering the book of Philippians is Devoted to Philippians.

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. (Philippians 1:27)

Paul is first and foremost an apostle1 of Jesus. That means he started the church in Philippi, and he taught them what it means to be a Christian.

As an apostle, one of his primary jobs is teaching followers of Christ. All of his letters are primarily teaching material for their respective audiences. Philippians is no exception: “

Obviously, he’s going to say a lot more in the verses following this, and the rest of the book. But, here he is tying his faith that God will continue perfecting their faith (back in verse six) to their actions. He asks that they act like Christians. Rather, that they live their lives worthy of the Gospel.

In other words, walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk. Good thoughts for all Christians, aren’t they?

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  1. An apostle means “sent one”. A modern equivalent might be a church-planting missionary.

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