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Philippians - Part 2 (1:12-30). Background Philippians was a Roman colony Many of the Philippians were ex-soldiers Paul writes very informally, there is an obvious warmth of affection Paul is in prison. Where?. Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk. 200 miles.

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philippians part 2 1 12 30
Philippians - Part 2 (1:12-30)
  • Background
    • Philippians was a Roman colony
    • Many of the Philippians were ex-soldiers
    • Paul writes very informally, there is an obvious warmth of affection
    • Paul is in prison. Where?

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

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200 miles

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

philippians part 2 1 12 301
Philippians - Part 2 (1:12-30)
  • The centre of gravity of this passage is…
    • v21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
  • 3 questions to think about
    • What are the circumstances in which Paul wrote this?
    • What does he mean by this statement?
    • How does this apply to us?

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

paul s circumstances 1 12 20
Paul’s circumstances (1:12-20)
  • He was in prison for preaching the Gospel
  • His life was at risk
  • Some people were causing trouble for him
  • v12 circumstances (see Romans 8:28)
  • v13 imprisonment (Where?); Praetorian Guard

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

rival preachers
Rival Preachers
  • v15 2 groups are “preaching Christ”
    • those from envy (v15) and selfish ambition (v17), to cause distress (v17)
      • Pagan Gossips (N.T. Wright), or Party Spirit (1 Cor 1)
    • those out of love (v16) and pure motives (v17) and goodwill (v15)
      • loyal followers of Paul
      • have more courage (v14)
  • v18 What matters most is that Christ is proclaimed

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

life or death
Life or Death
  • v19 turn out for my salvation (deliverance), a quote from Job
    • note the hint of partnership in prayer
  • v20 earnest expectation and hope (straining the neck forward to glimpse what lies ahead)
    • trying to see what comes after death
    • or an allusion to the expectation of being beheaded
    • Paul appears to welcome death
      • being with Christ is very much better (v23)
      • desires to break camp/let slip

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

unable to choose v22
Unable to choose v22
  • v22 I do not know which to choose
    • the language here is less elegant, almost as if Paul is overwhelmed by the decision
    • he appears to toss the argument back and forth
  • v25 there is a new confidence in style, the choice is made
    • The verdict has not been passed
    • Is it rational need (pastoral responsibility) over personal preference? (v24)
    • In the writing did God speak?

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

living as good citizens v27
Living as good citizens v27
  • the good citizen word not be wasted on the “Roman citizens” the Philippians
    • But of which city?
  • a life worthy of Christ
    • citizens of the Kingdom of God, the heavenly city (see Heb 13:14 - seeking a city which is to come)
    • FNT let your lives speak for you
    • your life and words must match (vv10-11)
    • standing firm together; unity (military term)
    • striving together; partnership (athletics/team spirit)

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

don t be wimps v28
Don’t be wimps v28
  • in no way be alarmed
    • a term to describe easily startled horses
  • v29 suffer for His sake
    • believing in Jesus and suffering go hand in hand
    • Acts 5 they considered it a privilege
    • Evangelical Alliance Survey
    • Wherever there is persecution the church thrives
  • v30 experiencing the same conflict
    • even in suffering there is fellowship/partnership

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

to me to live is christ to die is gain
To me to live is Christ, to die is gain
  • This is about living out the life of Christ
  • Paul considers himself to be in a “Win, Win” situation
  • So are we !!!!
  • Living out the life of Christ involves
    • working in partnership
    • the advance of the gospel
    • Christ receiving glory
    • living in a manner worthy
    • being servant hearted
    • rejoicing in all things

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

to die is gain
To die is gain
  • Paul considered it very much better to be with Christ
    • this life is the trial period
    • we go to a more intimate relationship with Jesus
    • What’s your relationship like now?
    • How we live now builds for the future?
    • There is never a convenient time.
    • Life is simply to be Christ

Adrian Todd - www.gatewaychurch.org.uk

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