Our current message series for our DAILY broadcast is titled, "The Prize" and is from the book of Philippians. It is part of the Apostle Paul's Manifesto to Joy.
The Apostle Paul gave up everything to follow after Christ. Born into a Jewish family, he was a Roman citizen and a Pharisee. He had everything the religious elite could want. And yet, he gave it all up to follow after a man he once persecuted. Could you?
Paul says that he “suffered the loss of all things…in order that I may gain Christ.” He understood that the prize was the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus. In his “Manifesto to Joy,” Paul’s desire was to lead the Philippians (and us) in their pursuit of Christ.