The story begins in Philippi where Paul introduces three individuals that were all enslaved by the kind of things that we often choose over the gospel:
- Lydia, the Business Executive
- The Little Slave Girl
- The Hard Working Jailer
Their lives portray dysfunction and emptiness, but are totally transformed by the Gospel. True joy and Christ's love begin to live within them, giving them a life of purpose.
In fact, Paul himself was enslaved and then by God's grace and mercy he could pen these popular and profound words:
- To Live is Christ and to Die is Gain.
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Let's join Matt Chandler, Pastor of The Village Church in Dallas, Texas, as he walks us through Philippians. In this, one of the most intimate of all Paul's letters, he paints a beautiful picture of what it is to be a mature Christian.