The big idea of this passage: God has saved us to live as lights in contrast to the dark world around us. And God gives us both the desire and the power live a changed life. Philippians 2:12–18 A changed life happens not from the in but from the out. Philippians 2:12-13 Philippians 1:1 2 Corinthians 5:17 True life change comes through God working you. Philippians 2:13 When we believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ: God the Spirit us… Ephesians 1:13 God the Spirit baptizes and us… Titus 3:5-6 God the Spirit and in us, giving us power over sin… Romans 8:11 “to will” – this is literally God giving a believer the to do His will. “and to act” - this is literally God giving a believer the to do His will. Live differently, as in a dark place. Philippians 2:14-15 We have to like our Father! “so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God” Paul says that living differently will cause us to brightly in dark places. Book: “Improving Your Serve” by Chuck Swindoll Light quietly draws attention to itself. Light gives direction. Light greatly contrasts against the dark Philippians 2:16-18 Weekly Challenge: Pray and ask God how you can be a light in this dark time.