03 Philippians 1:12-18 Always rejoice in the Advance of the Gospel

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Sermon Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Paul’s Imprisonment is advancing the gospel (1:12-13)
    1. The Imprisonment: Good or Bad?
    2. The word advancing is an interesting word. (1Tim 4:15, Lk 2:52, Gal 1:14)
      1. Gk: prokoph. forward movement. Vs.  Gk: proskoph: hindrance
    3. Captors and guards are aware of Christ (Acts 28:30, 16:25-34)
    4. My Imprisonment has made others bold to proclaim the word (1:14)
      1. They speak the Word! (1Cor 1:18, 2Cor 5:19, Eph 1:13, Col 1:25, 3:16, 4:3, 1Th 1:8, 2Th 3:1)
      2. Some preach out of envy and rivalry (1:15, 17)
      3. Some preach out of goodwill (1:15-16)
  3. I rejoice that Christ is proclaimed in all these ways (1:18, 27-30)
    1. Application 1:Where is the gospel being pushed forward in your life and world?
    2. Application 2: Transforming difficulty, suffering, and hardship
    3. A mature believer approaches hardship and suffering with eyes fixed on Christ.


One Comment

  1. Thank you all so much for the work that you have put forth to make these presentations possible. I appreciate you all so very much and feel that I am not alone and can be with all of you. What a wonderful job. In Gods love Helen
    “Let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive His mercy and grace in this time of need. Amen

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