Philippians 2 (verses 1-4) begins with three gospel truths.
1. Christ encourages
2. Love comforts
3. The Spirit participates (koinonia – literally “fellowships”)
Biblical truth always leads to an exhortation. The above truths exhort us to unity. The pursuit of gospel-unity calls for one-mindedness, one “love-ness,” and true fellowship. May we never “compete” as Christians. We play for the same team and serve the same Master…and that Master is NOT you or me! May God, His glory and His gospel, be our only “agenda.” Listen to others. Every gospel minister may certainly have good ideas. You are not the supreme authority.
Guys, we need to pray! All of these exhortations are impossible w/o grace. God does as He pleases. Let us go to Him and ask Him to transform us!