Read Philippians 1:3-11 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.
This week’s passage in Philippians has reminded us to thank God for one another; pray for one another; partner with one another; encourage one another; share grace, love, and compassion with one another; and grow with one another. All of these point to one key thing above all else: speaking Jesus to one another. His name is mentioned in more than half the verses in this passage. It’s all about Him and through Him and because of Him.
When loneliness sets in, we can be people who follow Jesus and speak His name to others. That’s how we become the kind of rebels that are deep in a shallow world, constant in a changing world, compassionate in a cynical world, unified in a divisive world, humble in a competitive world, confident in a fearful world, patient in an instant world, content in a material world, and joyful in an anxious world. It all starts and ends with Jesus.
• Speak Jesus to one another. Who do you know who needs Jesus spoken over them or a situation in their life? Take a step today to be the person who points them to Him.
Use your Philippians Guidebook to reflect and respond to today’s reading. For a digital copy of the guidebook, visit tpcc.org/rebels-guide.
Want to go deeper? Look up the following passage to see how John the Baptist and Jesus’ first disciples spoke Jesus to each other and sparked the beginning of a movement that would ultimately change the world. Note what you observe and then continue with your time of response.
• John 1:29-51