Philippians 2:14-18 Time to Shine

Paul tells the Philippian Church that they are to shine like stars amidst the darkness of a warped and perverse generation. In this sermon, we examine the depth of the darkness for today's generation and consider the charge to be lights to the world as we hold onto and hold forth the Word of life. This sermon was preached at the inaugural worship service of Hampton Roads Church's South Beach region.

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
— Philippians 2:14-18