The thesis for today's message is from Philippians 1:23.    To live is Christ, to Die is Gain.   I'll look at the 2nd clause first...because I think Paul was focusing on the first -- to LIVE for Christ.   The life of a Christian should be marked with a devotion to Christ -- we should want to "Jump right in with both feet" to the Christian life.    Too often, we tend to simply be content with going in tentatively, and mrely testing the waters, but never really giving our whole selves to him.      


Let's open to Philiippians 1 and see what God's Word says.