Partnership in the Gospel is an invitation for us all to reflect upon and pray about our commitment.
Partners in the Gospel bring about change in their community both practically and spiritually. These precious saints are a great blessing to fellow believers and to their community.
Thank God for people in our past and present who have lived and are living faithful lives, that they have been and are vessels of honour that set before us a good example! May we too be such faithful people as we Partner in the Gospel.
The Philippians went after every bit of the Gospel with their whole heart. They supported Paul in his ministry to proclaim the Gospel. They were in partnership with him, they were sensitive to the leading of Holy Spirit to pray for him, and for his success in leading others to Christ Jesus. They supported him financially. This support of Paul was a sweet aroma, an acceptable sacrifice to the Lord. God supplied all their needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (see Philippians 4:19). May we be such a sweet aroma (see 2 Corinthians 2:15).
What if we no longer attended our church? Apart from our very presence, which people would sadly miss, would there be anything that we contribute to the life of our church that is so unique, that if we were not there, not only would we be missed as an individual, but a ministry or a blessing would severely be missed and impoverish the church?
Let us consider how we can Partner in the Gospel in our church and in our community.