The Pulse: The You is Y’all!

August 22, 2022

GFC Community,

I hope that you are having a wonderful August despite the mostly dreary weather. It’s back to school for many families which means early mornings, new routines, and tired kids (as well as their parents).

One of the most encouraging promises in the New Testament is found in Philippians 1:6, “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Though we often interpret this promise through an individual lens, the pronoun “you” in this verse is not singular but plural. This distinction, though it is small, makes a BIG difference. Having grown up in Texas, y’all is part of my everyday vocabulary (it’s quite common in East Tennessee, too). In Philippians 1:6, the you is actually y’all. “He who began a good work in y’all will carry it on to completion…”

So what’s the big deal? The work that God wants to do in the Philippians (and in us, too) is collective in nature! There are individual applications and implications, no doubt. But God’s work is always about more than me – it’s about my community.

I want to invite you to consider stepping into community at GFC this fall. There are a variety of groups and ways to engage with one another. These are a great way to meet people, grow spiritually, and make a larger church seem smaller. Click here to learn more.

I love what C.S. Lewis says, “Christ works on us in all sorts of ways, but above all, He works on us through each other.”

Let’s keep giving ourselves to that work. For His glory!

Grace and Peace,