This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus.
I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the elders and deacons.
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
For many people living in the United States if you asked them; “Who are you?”, they would tell you that they are an American, that they are from a certain state, that they do a certain job, that they play a certain instrument or play a certain sport, that they are in certain relationship, or practice a certain religion. These are the type of things that we usually use to define our identity.
There is nothing immoral about having these things as part of our identity, but for us who follow Jesus they do not tell the full story. In order to faithfully follow Jesus we need to understand who we are. Knowing our identity helps us understand the role that we are to play in God’s Kingdom.
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