Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 18, 2010

The faith of Christ, in other words, if we say we have chosen to follow Jesus Christ, the implication is "Therefore if..."

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
- Philippians 2:1-4 TNIV

Paul says, "You call yourself a Christian, do you? Therefore, if you do, then..." Please re-read the words of Paul. They describe a Spirit-filled life, one enriched by the fruit of the Holy Spirit. He describes what we are to look like. accurate is he? "Therefore if..."

Dale Patterson