"Down to Earth Obedience"
Our scripture today is from Philippians, chapter 2 verses 12-16 from the Common English Bible.
12 Therefore, my loved ones, just as you always obey me, not just when I am present but now even more while I am away, carry out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 God is the one who enables you both to want and to actually live out his good purposes. 14 Do everything without grumbling and arguing 15 so that you may be blameless and pure, innocent children of God surrounded by people who are crooked and corrupt. Among these people you shine like stars in the world 16 because you hold on to the word of life.
Leader: This is the word of God for a people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.