Philippians 1:27-2:11

Christians are called to live worthily of the gospel, and unity is one attribute of a worthy life. Opposition to our faith from the world can destroy our unity as God’s family. In the face of such opposition, how can we keep focused on our fellow believers and not retreat into selfishness?

God’s love for His people encourages us to love one another. Jesus’ example of serving man and being exalted both models what Christians’ lives should look like and gives us hope for the future. The Spirit teaches us, despite our differences, that we are one body. When we humble ourselves for the sakes of others, we can face opposition with joy and perseverance and truly be united in Christ.