A joyful purpose…

For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
I feel like I have only begun to scratch the surface of the powerful implications of Paul’s example given to us in this verse! Paul’s singular purpose was God’s glory in Christ Jesus! For Paul, LIVING meant making Jesus Christ known, and that was his JOY. But also, DYING for Christ’s sake, would mean being in the Lord’s presence where there is fullness of JOY for all eternity. If we follow Paul’s example, and let his purpose become ours, then wether we live, or die, we have an unshakable JOY-FILLED outlook on life. 
At the end of the service yesterday, I challenged each of you to write out your personal testimony in the back of your Bible. I didn’t give much help on how to do that, so I wanted to share a helpful post on the subject. Click below for some tips on ‘How To Share Your Story.’ 
Also, here are some pictures from yesterday’s message that might bring to mind some of the teaching. 

I hope and pray that you all have a Christ-centered, God-glorifying week!


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