TO LIVE IS CHRIST
Believers live triumphantly and joyfully, both now and in eternity.
Notes And Next Steps
Philippians 1:21-26 + Part 2 of the series “Be Happy."
“Most of us live extremely busy lives. However, the authors note, a busy life is not a sign of success if you are not busy doing the right things.” —Review of Living Forward
For Christians, dying results in something gained.
I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far. (Philippians 1:23)
Having Jesus Christ and also prison is better for Paul than not having Jesus Christ and not having prison.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. (Philippians 1:21-24)
The great tragedy of life is not that people die for their beliefs. It is that people come to the end of life without anything to live or to die for.
It is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. (Philippians 1:24-26)
- What is something you’d like people to say about you at your funeral?
- When Jesus is your life, nothing else can be in control. Such as _______________.
- Agree or Disagree: CrossLife Church makes it too easy for people. We should challenge them more, and expect them to respond like participants in the Death Race.
- Read Philippians 1:24-26. Name 3 people who are connected more closely to Jesus and progressing in their faith because of your spiritual help.