Admonition: Moving You Closer to God Every Day

A Rock and Hard Place - Admonition 135

May 26, 2019 Season 1 Episode 135
Admonition: Moving You Closer to God Every Day
A Rock and Hard Place - Admonition 135
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Admonition: Moving You Closer to God Every Day
A Rock and Hard Place - Admonition 135
May 26, 2019 Season 1 Episode 135
Aaron Cozort
Does somebody need you? Are you a benefit to someone spiritually?
Show Notes Transcript

Scripture: 
Philippians 1:21-23 
21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell.  23 For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.  24 Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.

Transcript: 
You've probably heard the phrase, I'm between a rock and a hard place. Sometimes you find yourself in a situation in life where you are truly stuck between two difficult choices, but I imagine for most of us, we wouldn't say that about the situation Paul found himself in. The apostle Paul said, for me to live is Christ and the die is gain, but if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit for my labor, and yet what I shall choose, I cannot tell for I am hard pressed between the two. Having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better, nevertheless in the flesh is more needful for you. Paul said, I'm stuck between two choices that tear me apart. I want to leave this life and be with Christ, but someone, the church still needs me, so I'll stay. Does somebody need you? Are you a benefit to someone spiritually? Let's learn from Paul's example.

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And now admonition brought to you by the Collierville Church of Christ.
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You've probably heard the phrase, I'm between a rock and a hard place. Sometimes you find yourself in a situation in life where you are truly stuck between two difficult choices,
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but I imagine for most of us, we wouldn't say that about the situation Paul found himself in the apostle Paul said, for me to live is Christ and the die is gain, but if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit for my labor, and yet what I shall choose, I cannot tell for I am hard pressed between the two. Having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better, nevertheless in the flesh is more needful for you. Paul said, I'm stuck between two choices that tear me apart. I want to leave this life and be with Christ, but someone, the church still needs me, so I'll stay. Somebody need you. Are you a benefit to someone spiritually? Let's learn from Paul's example
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for more from the Collierville Church of Christ. Visit Collierville coc.org.