What binds believers together? What do followers of Jesus in 21st century USA have in common with followers of Jesus around the world and throughout history? We have a common Lord, a common faith, and a common mission. And we are united with Christ in His ministry and his sufferings. Paul found in the Philippians not merely financial partnership, but gospel partnerships. The Philippian church faced persecution for their faith, something Paul also faced. Yet they served Christ together and in their gospel partnership they enjoyed sweet fellowship.