Philippians 1:27-30 (NLT)
27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News. 28 Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself. 29 For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. 30 We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.

The apostle concludes Philippians with these observations: One must live for the Gospel of Jesus Christ as if they were already in His presence; and one should not be intimidated by others, but should instead realize there will be struggles as they trust Christ. He concludes to say they have seen his struggle and he is still in the midst of it.

Maybe she was trying to humorous and thought she was just joking, but the censors for E! Telecasts have found Kathy Griffin’s comments during an interview for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences offensive. She was quoted to say, “a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus." She went on to hold up her Emmy, make an off-color remark about Christ and proclaim "this award is my god now!" While her comment offend many Christians there are others in the news recently that have offended ethnic groups and other groups with their comments. If we are to live as a person conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of Christ there is no room for crude and offensive comments about anyone. The Good News is to be preached in order that people may understand the love of Christ. How can others see the love of Christ if they don’t see love in us? There will always be those who will offend our savior and God. Even towards the end of time the book of Revelation says in 16:9, “Everyone was burned by this blast of heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had control over all these plagues. They did not repent of their sins and turn to God and give him glory.” As Christians we need to be careful in our speech to always honor God and Christ. We must understand others who are offensive that we might win them over to understand the mercy and grace of God. Let us live as though Christ we present with us as reach out as He did to those who needed to hear from Him.