One of my favorite verses is Philippians 1:27: “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.”

When you think about the phrase in that verse “striving together,” you think first of the object of our labor—the gospel message. Why do we strive? For the faith of the gospel!

But these words “striving together” also highlight the spirit of the work. Not only is what we strive for important, but how we strive makes a difference.

In this growth points video, I’d like to take a look with you at these two words—striving together—and how they touch on the heart of ministry. What does it take to strive together? And why does it matter?

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