When Paul encountered the risen Christ on the road to Damascus something happened. He died. He still looked the same and spoke the same, but there was something completely new inside.
The hatred he had for his enemies was changed to love. Instead of persecuting Christians, he was now a brother. His understanding of God was wholly transformed. He was now reborn as a completely different person.
In Galatians 2:20 he said, ” I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
So in Philippians Paul is now saying that it doesn’t matter if he is alive or dead. In either case he is with Christ. How does this apply to us?
Join us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. when Dr. Wayne Cook preaches on “What It Means To Be In Christ.”