159 | Copy the Good
Bradon: I am a person who tells Dad Jokes and I am not even a father!
Jon: Ok, Today is the start of Season 12!
Bradon: Does that make me a Faux “Pa?”
Jon: That’s funny; I like it! Today we will learn to Copy the Good we see in others.
About the Story
Jon: That’s a great idea. Over the next several weeks, Together, we will go through the letter written to the Philippians.
Bradon: Paul, a missionary, wrote Philippians while on house arrest in Rome. While others could come and see him, he was not allowed to leave his residence.
Jon: We will talk about this more next week. Philippi was originally a greek city. At this point, the Roman Empire had conquered huge areas, and Philippi was now part of a Roman province, making almost everyone there a Roman citizen.
Bradon: Like last week, this book is not a story. It is a thank you letter to the Church in Philippi.
Jon: The Philippians were financial supporters of Paul and even sent someone to him to care for Paul and assist him in his work.
Bradon: Today, we have been introduced to this letter, Paul and the Philippian Church. I like the Philippians, and if someone were to describe my Christian Community and I like them, I would be honoured.
Jon: I think this is a great application.
Bradon: Jon, how does the band metalica stay cool? …With Metal Fans!!
Jon: That’s funny; back to the application. I think we should aspire to copy the good we see in the Philippians.
Bradon: Yeah if they get praised by someone like Paul they have got to be worth copying.
Jon: Considering the treatment, Paul and Sylas received in Philippi, it would have been difficult for those first Christians to live their faith in Philippi.
Bradon: It wasn’t just difficult but dangerous for the Philippians. Despite the hardship and violence they stayed committed to sharing the message about Jesus and supporting Paul in his work.
Jon: Where is it tough to live out your faith? Is it school work, on your sports team or maybe you just avoid all the hard places?
Bradon: Wherever you find yourself, we encourage you to be bold in your faith and live right manner, just like the Philippians. Because regardless of your circumstances, there is nothing more important than a growing relationship with Jesus Christ!