#175 – SHINE BY OFFERING THE GOSPEL (21/8/20)
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‘Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. ’ (Philippians 2:15-16).
If we do not ‘hold firmly to the word of life’ we will have ‘run or laboured in vain’ - we will have wasted our lives.
‘Hold firm’ can also be translated, ‘hold out the word of life’. We shine as we speak the gospel message of how Jesus died on the cross to save people.
‘The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognise him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.’ (John 1:9-13)