Chapter 12, Philippians; Living By the Cross
Living by the Cross Mark continued his teaching on Philippians first with a contextual review of Chapter 1:27 thru Chapter 2:12-18. Paul’s theme statement throughout these verses is: Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ (Philippians 1:27). Conduct your life like a citizen of the gospel. Mark focused on three points in these verses: 1. Paul’s Affection - He loved the Philippians. Love is faith experienced in action. 2. A Difficult Passage - Mark shares context for "work out our salvation with fear and trembling". God empowers us to grow in our faith through actions that demonstrate our love for Christ and others. 3. Final Thoughts - Do all things without grumbling - Avoid the grumbling, fussing, and fighting. Listen to Mark teach how Paul saw all of life through the prism of the Good News - the death burial and resurrection of Christ.