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The Truth in Sandals (Part 2)
Bible Text: Philippians 2:19-30 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Philippians, The Truth in Sandals
1. Paul gives the Philippians another example of one who lives for others and not for themselves in Epaphroditus. He was a messenger from Philippi sent with a monetary gift to minister to Paul in his incarceration. He became sick and nearly died so Paul thought it prudent to send him back to Philippi.
2. Epaphroditus is called a “fellow soldier.” A favorite analogy of the Christian life and service for Paul’s was that of the soldier. A military man or woman:
-recognizes the need for discipline
-knows that their very lives depend upon their training and alertness
-is fully dedicated, giving all, sometimes their very lives
-understands the nature of warfare
-willing to risk everything to serve their country
3. Could it be said of us: that we are a people who put other’s needs and interests ahead of our own? That we live sacrificially? That we put it all on the line for the sake of the work of Jesus Christ.