For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well. Philippians 1:29
What is special about the “privilege” of believing in Christ? What is do you receive as part of the privilege of believing in Christ that nonbelievers do not receive simply by living in the beautiful created order of things?
Do you agree that it is a privilege to suffer for Christ? Why?
In what way do you suffer for Christ? What do you think you might be required to suffer for Christ in the future?
A few verses before this one, Paul said, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Clearly, in the verse above, he is saying something similar about our lives as well. What does he mean when he says, “to live is Christ?”