The opportunity Paul presents to the Phillippian church goes far beyond financial assistance. In giving, the Phillippians are entering into the Giving-Receiving process of all the aspects of the Kingdom, beyond just the materialistic.
The notion of giving-receiving is about walking into the cycle of unending provision of the very life of Christ himself that’s based upon the heart of giving and receiving. Furthermore, it is about walking into the identity of Christ as a giver and, just as vital but less commonly emphasized, the identity of Christ as a receiver as well.
Message Date: December 15, 2013