As a church, just like the church of Philippi we must show honor give encouragement and sacrifice our positive publicity for the sake of the body, the body that is Christ! He speaks of unity in the church being a price worth paying, with joy and tenderness. We can be inspired and encouraged by the greatness of God! The love and sacrifice of God can and should inspire, challenge, as well as spur us on to love one another sacrificially!

Find your greatest joy in Christ. In that joy you will joyfully, not reluctantly, pursue others for the sake of the cross. Pursue both those who do not have faith and aim to encourage and bolster the faith of those that do!