Between Two Worlds
We took a break from the “Hinging on Heresy” Cult series this past Wednesday September 7th. Pastor G brought us a message that really could be a help to many. He preached about Paul.
Phil 1:19-28 Paul was in a strait betwixt two. In reading the scriptures carefully we found that Paul’s life had changed radically. What was rocking his life?
Sometimes we go through a trial and make the false assumption that God is punishing us or doesn’t want us serving when in fact, He is testing our faith and making us stronger for His service.
Look earlier …Acts 14:19 Paul is stoned but goes back into the city after… It appears that he may have died and he revived! Look at Phil. again. He wanted to be with Christ, but staying in the flesh was more needful! 2 Cor 12:1-4 it seems he may be recounting what had happened to him. (about 14 years after.)
Phil 1:19 – 22 is about 4 years later. He doesn’t know what choice to make . He is between two worlds. This doesn’t keep him from what is importatnt.
He wants Heaven but is here on Earth. v28 he establishes a reason or at least figures it out.
What are YOU doing here? What is your reason for what you do?
Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
If this truth is not established, we will not make it through the day to day trials of life.
Phil 1:25 it wasn’t about him….it was about others.