Real Mature (W3D1) Whatever Happens
Monday: Whatever Happens
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Philippians 1:27a
27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Snapshot: In this passage Paul teaches us that the way we live (conduct ourselves) should not be determined by our circumstances (whatever happens). Whether we are in a good or bad situation we are commanded to live like we belong to and represent Christ. Since Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for our salvation, we should live in a way that is worthy (adequate representation) of that sacrifice.
Takeaway: Your circumstances do not determine your actions.
In any circumstance there is always a response worthy of the gospel.
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
In what ways do we use our circumstances to justify our actions?
In your current circumstances, what response is worthy of Christ’s sacrifice for you?
PRAY: Ask God to help you live in a way that honors His sacrifice for you.