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Summary: PAUL WRITES TO THE PHILIPPIANS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF FORWARD PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL.

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FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL

PHILIPPIANS 1:12-18

INTRO: JOURNEY OF PAUL

1: CONVERTED ON DAMASCUS ROAD

A) GOING TO KILL AND IMPRISON CHRISTIANS

B) ENCOUNTERS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

C) CONVICTED, CONVERTED, CONSECRATED

POINT: GOD WOULD USE ONE OF THE BIGGEST PERSECUTERS OF THE EARLY CHURCH TO HELP BUILD AND SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

2: WORKS OF PAUL

A) PREACHED AND PLANTED CHURCHES EVERYWHERE HE WENT

B) HE WAS ACCUSED BY THE JEWS IN JERUSALEM

C) HE APPEALED TO CEASAR AND WAS SHIPPED TO ROME

POINT: MANY PERILS AND EVENTS PAUL FACED ON HIS JOURNEY, HE WAS BEATEN AND STONED RECEIVED WARMLY BY SOME AND HATED AND REJECTED BY OTHERS. IN PHILIPPIANS HE IS IN ROME AND AWAITING HIS HEARING BEFORE CEASAR.

BODY: 1:12-18

1: UNDERSTAND

A) V12 THE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED

B) THE PERSECUTION

C) THE EVIL THINGS SPOKEN OF ME

D) ALL IS FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL

POINT: PAUL IS SAYING GLORY TO GOD, EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEFALLEN PAUL IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST BEING SPREAD ABROAD.

2: MY BONDS

A) PAUL WAS A PRISONER OF ROME

B) HALF OF HIS TIME IN JAIL WAS EASY

C) HE HAD A CENTURION WITH HIM BUT HE WAS FREE TO COME AND GO AS HE PLEASED

D) THE OTHER HALF WAS IN A ROMAN PRISON

POINT: THIS LETTER WOULD BE WHILE PAUL WAS STILL FREE OR TO SAY NOT IN PRISON YET, NOTE: V 13 MY BONDS IN CHRIST ARE MANIFEST IN ALL THE PALACE. AND IN ALL OTHER PLACES.

3: SOME PEOPLE SPOKE FOR PAUL OTHERS AGAINST HIM

A) THEY SPEAK BOLDLY

B) SOME OF ENVY AND STRIFE OTHERS OF GOOD WILL

C) SIMPLY PUT SOME PREACHERS WANTED TO HELP PAUL

D) OTHERS WANTED TO HINDER PAULS PROGRESS

POINT: SADLY EVEN IN GOD’S FAMILY OF CHRISTIAN PEOPLE WE DON’T ALL AGREE OR EVEN GET ALONG. SOME HAVE OPPOSING VIEWS ON DOCTRINE OR OTHER THINGS

CLOSING: PAUL’S RESPONSE TO ALL

1: V 18

A) IN PRETENCE OR TRUTH

B) JESUS CHRIST IS PREACHED

C) AND I THEREIN DO REJOICE

CONCLUSION: PAUL WAS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE EMPIRE A PRISONER OF ROME. SOME LOVED HIM DEARLY AND SOUGHT TO SPEAK AND ENCOURAGE HIM AND THOSE THEY HAD UNDER THEM FOR PAUL’S SAKE. OTHERS DID THE OPPOSITE. PAUL SAID SIMPLY AS LONG AS JESUS CHRIST IS PREACHED I WILL REJOICE WETHER THEY LIKE ME OR NOT!!!! THIS IS TRUE FUTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL. MORE EMPHASIS ON THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST NOT THE MAN!!!!


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