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Philippians 1: 27- 2:4 ‘Unity in Christ’
(From Tom Wright’s Bible Study guide for Philippians)
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From the first-century Mediterranean world to the twenty-first century in China, in the Sudan and in many other places, there have been plenty of people determined to stamp out this Christian nonsense and to use every trick in the book to do so. In the post-Christian West today, the forces of skepticism and cynicism within our culture are extremely powerful, not least in newspapers and on television. It's easy for Christians to feel intimidated; but Paul insists that we mustn't.
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Read Philippians 1:27-2:4
Paul urges the Philippians to stand firm "with a single spirit, struggling side by side with one united intent for the faith of the gospel” (1:27). The aim is not unity for the sake of unity, because people can stand united for evil purposes. In your experience what is unique about the unit