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Philippians 1 - NIV

22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!

23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;

24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,

26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.

Life Worthy of the Gospel




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Dan Carroll avatar
The Life of Paul Part VIII - No Regrets
Shared by: Dan Carroll on Nov, 2016
Summary: Paul had settled eternal issues. For him death wasn’t the end, but a new beginning. A change of address only. He lived life. He had one goal in life. He wrote about it. II Thessalonians 1:12, “…the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified...”
David Henderson avatar
"Live like you were Dying"
Shared by: David Henderson on Nov, 2016
Summary: What would you do if you knew you were dying? How would you speak to others? What would change?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Philippians 1:20-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 136
Christopher Benfield avatar
Torn between Two
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Oct, 2016
Summary: Although Paul desired to be in the Lord's presence, he knew it was more needful to remain for the church. He was determined to glorify Christ in life or death. We too need to remain committed and faithful to the work the Lord given us.
Scripture: Philippians 1:19-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 238
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Living On Earth, Longing For Heaven
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Apr, 2016
Summary: A sermon examining the fact that Heaven is waiting for the believer, but there is still work to do on earth.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:21-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,557
Nigel Heath avatar
The Marks of Maturity
Shared by: Nigel Heath on Mar, 2016
Summary: Only when we can say, 'For me to live is Christ' can we truly say, 'to die is gain'. Spiritual maturity is the outcome of a life truly surrendered to Jesus Christ as Lord.
C. Philip Green avatar
Really Live!
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jan, 2016
Summary: Do you want real joy in the face of any adversity? Then pursue the advancement of the Gospel and the exaltation of Christ above anything else.
Series: Philippians
Paul Basehore avatar
Whose call will you answer?
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2015
Summary: We all have to hear the call of the world and the call of our Savior. It’s up to us, though, how much we listen, and how much attention we pay to each call.
Series: Calling
Mark N. Posey avatar
Heaven is BETTER by Far!
Shared by: Mark N. Posey on May, 2015
Summary: Heaven is better than anything we have here on earth. What are those things that make us hungry for Heaven?
Scripture: Philippians 1:23
Views: 581
Isaac Butterworth avatar
Advancing the Gospel
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on Mar, 2015
Summary: Can we look at this or that circumstance in our lives and say, “As bad as my situation is, I can see a way to press it into the service of the gospel. I can bear witness to Christ even in the midst of this”?
Jerry Shirley avatar
Fill in the Blanks
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Mar, 2015
Summary: link inc. to formatted text, PowerPoint template, audio.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:21-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,256
David Rigg avatar
Without Prayer What Can We Do?
Shared by: David Rigg on Jan, 2015
Summary: This sermon deals with what we can do when we pray. It includes an amusing story to keep your congregation's attention.
T.J. Conwell avatar
A Prisoner for the Gospel (Part 2)
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jan, 2015
Summary: Paul shows us a simple and tremendous motto for life in verse 21 of this passage: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” The question before us is: Where are we in choosing to live for Christ? Do we prefer the world's offerings or God's?
Series: Philippians
Scripture: Philippians 1:19-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 238
Donnie De loney avatar
Joy of the Lord In Every Situation
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Dec, 2014
Summary: This sermon looks at five essentials for joy: 1. Look at life from God’s PERSPECTIVE 2. Live life with God’s PRIORTIES 3. Seek God’s POWER to live on 4. Live a life of God’s HOPE 5. Find God’s PURPOSE for your life
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Philippians 1:12-26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,282
GUY GLASS avatar
JOY IN LIVING AND DYING
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Oct, 2014
Summary: Continuing with the thought of joy, this message looks at the joy in living and the joy in dying.
Scripture: Philippians 1:21-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 493
David Taylor avatar
Treasuring Christ
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2014
Summary: Philippians - Manual of Joy Treasuring Christ
Scripture: Philippians 1:18-26
Views: 292
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Living With Meaning
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Mar, 2014
Summary: A life filled with meaning is one that is completely sold out to Jesus and the Gospel.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Sailing To A New Harbor / Funeral (Short Homily)
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2013
Summary: A Funeral Message (Short Homily) -Updated November 2016-
Chris Jordan avatar
Triumphant Joy #2: Servants and Saints Rejoicing in Suffering
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jul, 2013
Summary: As Christians, we are servants and saints of the Lord Jesus Christ who can rejoice even though we go through intense suffering.
Series: Philippians
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-25
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 2,866
Billy  Ricks avatar
How to Live until you die
Shared by: Billy Ricks on May, 2013
Summary: Paul was in prison and the Philippians were in poverty. How are we to face similar fearful times as followers of Jesus. Paul teaches us the key to this with just a short sentence. "For me to live is Christ."
Scripture: Philippians 1:21-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,907
James Lowe avatar
To Stay or not to stay, that is the question
Shared by: James Lowe on Apr, 2013
Summary: Our hope and confidence
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:21-24
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 790
Rick Crandall avatar
What’s So Great about God?
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Dec, 2012
Summary: What’s so great about God? 1. He gives delight from disaster (vs. 12-20). 2. He gives triumph from the tomb (vs. 21-23). 3. He gives a heart to help others (vs. 24-26).
David Fuchs avatar
02. Gozosos en todo
Shared by: David Fuchs on Aug, 2012
Summary: La mayoría de la gente no disfruta de la vida. Simplemente la toleran, la aguantan y la soportan.
Scripture: Philippians 1:12-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,238
Rick Boyne avatar
To Die Is Gain
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Aug, 2012
Summary: If we are Believers, there is no need to fear death.
Scripture: Philippians 1:21-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 651
Warner Pidgeon avatar
What is my life all about?
Shared by: Warner Pidgeon on Mar, 2012
Summary: This talk aims to help answer one of big questions that people ask. namely, why am I here? What is my life all about? Why are we here on the earth? I don’t claim to have or give the full answer, but I hope it is a good start.
Scripture: Philippians 1:19-26
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 695
Mark Jones avatar
To Live is Christ!
Shared by: Mark Jones on Oct, 2011
Summary: EOLS: God calls us to live in Him, where Jesus is exalted and our joy overflows to others .
Scripture: Philippians 1:19-26
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 613
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
Dying is better than living
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Sep, 2011
Summary: A sermon on Paul's great statement; To live is Christ and to die is gain." We look at what we gain by dying and how it should affect how we live.
Series: Philippians
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:21-23
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,551
Keith Peters avatar
To die is gain.
Shared by: Keith Peters on Jul, 2011
Summary: The wonderful things a committed believer gains at death.
Scripture: Philippians 1:19-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,894
Greg Carr avatar
What are you going to make out of a bad situation?
Shared by: Greg Carr on Jun, 2011
Summary: I preached this sermon during the "Flood Fight of 2011 in Bismarck/Mandan ND" Four benefits that come from bad situations.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:12-26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,451
Bill Sullivan avatar
Better By Far
Shared by: Bill Sullivan on Apr, 2011
Summary: Though death remains the last enemy, the apostle Paul tells us that to die and be with Christ is "better by far."
Rodelio Mallari avatar
PAUL’S GREAT PURPOSE IN LIFE
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Apr, 2011
Summary: Paul wrote this epistle while in a Roman prison. Prior to this he had many trials and tribulations before reaching Rome (see Acts 27-28). Paul was a man of God who faced countless difficulties; and yet he was able to rejoice in the Lord amidst all his pro
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:20-26
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,735