First Love (The Seedbed Daily Text: Philippians)



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Perfect for:

  • Daily devotional readings
  • Sunday school classes
  • Small groups (including class meetings and band meetings)
  • Seedbed Daily Text readers

In these pages you’ll:

  • Be challenged to know Christ—really know Christ
  • Look past all the chaos of the world and remember your first love

About the Book

I want to know Christ. This is our first love. This is what it means to follow Jesus—to be a Christian.

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead” (Phil. 3:10–11).

The whole genome of the Christian faith lives in these powerful words. No matter how far along on the journey, you never progress beyond this core aspiration: I want to know Christ. It is ever in front of us.

It can take time to get there, and be even more challenging to stay there. So why would we make such a declaration? Only one reason—Jesus has already made this kind of declaration toward us. This is the invitation.

Paul believed because Jesus had attained to the resurrection of the dead in this life, that it was somehow possible for him and us—to attain it now. It’s why Paul wrote things in the letter to the Philippians like, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (v. 1:21).

Paul accelerated his own death, allowing it to become subsumed in the death of Jesus, and thereby abandoning his whole life to Jesus.

For Paul there was only ever this: I want to know Christ.

To know Jesus is to know everything else.

About the Author

J.D. Walt serves as the “Sower-in-Chief” for Seedbed whose sole ambition is to “sow for a great awakening,” by developing theological and ministry training resources for the local church. A sought after speaker and conference leader, a published author and songwriter, J.D. is also the voice of Seedbed’s Daily Text. He hails from Dumas, Arkansas and currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee with his family.


  • Length: 45 daily readings
  • Page count: TBD
  • Trim size: 5×8
  • DVD accompaniment: No

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