November 2004 New Horizons

A Fragrant Aroma, an Acceptable Sacrifice



A Fragrant Aroma—an Acceptable Sacrifice

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A Fragrant Aroma—an Acceptable Sacrifice

Do you find your relationship with the missionaries and other kingdom workers of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church difficult to define? Are we partners in the work of the gospel? Are we friends? Is your support of kingdom workers a business arrangement or an act of worship? Or do all of the above apply? The complexity of our relationship is nothing new. The apostle Paul and the people in the congregation at Philippi had a multifaceted relationship. Deep bonds of friendship knit Paul and the people of that church together. "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.... It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace.... For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus" (Phil. 1:3, 7, 8). To what other church does he say, "My brothers, whom I love and long for ..." (4:1)? Some of you have special bonds of friendship with a missionary family or a church planter or as pastoral intern. You have ... Read more


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