This morning (9/8/19) I will be preaching from Philippians 1:21 and what amounts to Paul's lifelong mission statement. For the apostle, life was about Christ and His Kingdom. He was committed to seeking first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness (Matt. 6:33). He was a man who had a great passion for the cross of Christ and instructed other to "preach Christ and Him crucified." As we consider Paul's example, we are called to live this way before the world. We are called to emulate the very person of Christ. Our zeal and passion, as people changed by the Holy Spirit, is to live as pilgrims in this world, emulating Christ before the world, in order to advance the gospel in this world.