Patterns of Faith


Philippians 3:17-4:1




How did you learn to tie your shoes? How did you learn to read? How did you learn social skills of engaging someone in conversation or welcoming them as a guest into your home? … Whether we are a young child or an adult, when we seek to learn something new it is often learned more quickly when we are able to copy someone else doing it.

And Paul knew, you see, that spiritual growth doesn’t come about alone. “Join in following my example,” Paul says, “observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.” …

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