In today's message, Paul exhorts the Philippians to stand together spiritually united in the face of opposition and hostility, and to live in a manner that is worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul's message is equally applicable to the church today as then. Since we have been saved by grace, born again and adopted into the family of God through Christ, our response must be a life that reflects this truth. The authentic follower of Christ should not merely live the gospel with their lips, but more importantly, with their life . As we are reminded in Luke 12:48, to everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required. We are called to honour Him with the gifts He has graciously and freely given to us. A genuine understanding and gratefulness of our status in Jesus Christ will result in our service to him.