Read: Philippians 3
Key Verse: “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death.” - Philippians 3:10
At the heart of Christianity is a relationship with the Savior. Keeping the law, religious rituals, and asking for more blessings are not the crux of the faith. Jesus paid the full price for your sins and He is risen; put your trust in the Messiah, not just the facts. Doctrine is very important and obedience is how we live out our faith, but do not reduce Christianity into mere morality. How is your relationship with Jesus?
The apostle Paul passionately wants to know Christ and considers everything else in his life compared to this goal as minor. Walking intimately with Jesus is going to include His power running through you and experiencing suffering deep inside of you. The second aspect is surprising to people living in prosperity and often rejected. If you are wholeheartedly following the Lord, persecution will come. Be intentional this week about seeking Jesus more than any other goal you have.
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