Devotional 3: To Live is Christ! - Philippians 1:19-30

Hello Metro,

Welcome to our online devotional for our Philippians series. This devotional is intended to be a simple way for you to go a little deeper in our study, and to remind yourself from week to week what the Holy Spirit is illuminating to you. It would also make for a great conversation over coffee with a friend! Taking a little time just once per week to review what you heard and to read the passage over again will take God’s Word into you more deeply, or as Paul said to the Colossians, to “let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Each devotional also includes the worship song we concluded each sermon with. Click on the link to take a few minutes of private worship. May this devotional be an encouragement to you and your walk with Christ.

Devotional 3: To Live is Christ! – Philippians 1:19-30

1. Read the passage slowly.

  • What stands out to you?
  • “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21 - How does this encourage and challenge you?
  • “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ…” – Philippians 1:27 – What is one immediate implication and application for your life from this passage?

2. Consider

“For Paul, there’s no such thing as an insurmountable and permanent problem. If he lives – fantastic! Christ is with him now, and there’s more rewarding work to be done. His perspective comes from his love for God and his love for his friends…And if he dies – wonderful! Paul will reside in heaven and see clearly the Christ he loves so much. How in the world do you crush a man with that kind of perspective and attitude?” – Ramon Presson, pg. 35

3. Prayer and Praise

  • Personalize this passage into prayer
  • Suggested Worship Song: “In Christ Alone,” Getty Music