The Mind of Christ - Message 4 - Furthering the Gospel - Phil. 1:12-14
I. Contributing Circumstances β vs. 12
A. The Gospel Advance β Phil. 4:22 B. The Things Which Happened β Acts 21-28
II. Chains in Christ β vs. 13
A. Praetorian Guard B. A Prisoner due to Preaching β Eph. 6:20; Col. 4:3
III. Confidence in Crisis β vs. 14
A. Courage β Psalm 27:14 B. Boldness β Acts 4:13, 29-31; Eph. 3:8-13 C. An Example of Godβs Grace β James 5:9-11
IV. Closer to Christ A. Suffering May Be the Result of
1. Sin β chastening from the Lord β Heb. 12:5-11 2. Sanctification β to conform us to the image of Christ β Romans 5:1-5; 1 Pet. 4:12-13 3. Sympathy β ministering to the needs of others β 2 Cor. 1:3-7 4. Salvation β so that the gospel might advance β Phil. 1:12
B. Suffering May Lead to β 1 Peter 3:13-18
1. Bitterness 2. Complaining 3. Doubt and Uncertainty 4. Fear 5. Dependence upon Christ
C. Serving Our Savior in Chains β 2 Tim. 4:1-5 β chained to a desk, a job, a house, a spouse β Preach Christ while you have a captive audience!
Phillip was called to new life in Christ at age 9, called to preach at age 14, and ordained to the gospel ministry at age 20. He graduated from The Criswell College (Dallas, Texas) in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a major in Evangelism. He...