God can use difficult circumstances to proclaim the gospel. That teaches us 1. patience during the spread of the gospel (vv 12-14). 2. confidence in the spread of the gospel (vv 15-17). 3. joy over the spread of the gospel (vs 18).
Abel C. Pol has been the pastor of the Free Reformed Church of Mundijong, Western Australia, since October 2018. He previously served for six years as the pastor of the Chilliwack Canadian Reformed Church in Chilliwack, British Columbia.