That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death. Philippians 3:10
Tom has been preaching from this verse for the past month or so. Sunday he had this in the bulletin:
Four main aspects of the Christian life are,
1. Communion -- to know Him is to love Him
2. Conformity -- to know Him is to be like Him
3. Commitment -- to know Him is to live for Him
4. Consummation -- to know Him is to lose one's life for Him
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. If it is true that "all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Timothy 3:12), then why aren't we suffering persecution?
Could it be that we are not living godly in Christ Jesus?