Philippians 1:12-30
Philippians 1:12-30
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Published March 9th, 2020; Updated March 10th, 2020
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Philippians 1:12-30 Provisional Title: Christ's Gospel Will Go Forth Main Idea of the Text (MIT): Paul rejoiced for the gospel goes forth in the midst of a suffering and unified church. Exegetical Outline: 1. Paul wanted the Philippi Church to Know... ( 1:12-14) a. his imprisonment was for Christ (1:13) b. his imprisonment caused Christian boldness (1:14) 2. Paul rejoiced that Christ was proclaimed (1:15-18) a. Proclaimers Compared (1:15) a.a. Proclaiming for Good Reasons (1:16) a.b. Proclaiming for Bad Reasons (1:17) b. No Matter What, Rejoice (1:18) 3. Paul rejoiced in that Christ is honored in his life and death (1:18-26) a. Paul was confident of his deliverance through prayer and the Spirit (1:19) b. Christ is honored in life and death (1:20-21) c. Paul was torn because heaven is better than earth (1:22-24) d. Paul would remain so they could glory in Christ for him (1:25-26) 4. Paul called them to live worthy of the gospel (1:27-30) so that Paul would hear they are standing unified ... a. with one mind (1:27) b. striving side by side (1:27) c. for our faith (1:27) d. not afraid of opponents (1:28) i. their courage is a sign to them ii. suffer at the hands of others like Paul is to be expected Title: Rejoicing, Suffering, and Unity Main Idea of the Message (MIM): R ejoiced because the gospel will go forth in the midst of a suffering and unified church. Homiletical Outline: You Need to.. 1. ..Be Aware.. (1:12-14) 1.a. ..affliction will come (1:13) 1.b. ..affliction will work for good (1:14) 2. ..Rejoice in Christ's Proclamation (1:15-18) 2.a. what about mixed motives?.. (1:15) 2.a.a. ..some proclaim alongside of you (1:16) 2.a.b. ..some proclaim despite you (1:17) 2.b. no matter what, rejoice (1:18) 3. ..Know Christ is Honored in Life and Death (1:18-26) 3.a. rely on prayer and the Spirit (1:19) 3.b. believe living is Christ and dying is gain (1:20-23) 3.c. watch good examples (1:24-26) 4. ..Live Worthy of the Gospel (1:27-30) being unified.. 4.a. ..with one mind (1:27) 4.b. ..side by side (1:27) 4.c. ..for the faith (1:27) 4.d. ..without fear (1:28) 4.d.a. your courage is a statement to opponents 4.d.b. you should suffer like those before you
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Philippians 1:12-14
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I want you to know, brothers,
that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,
so that it has become known
throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest
that my imprisonment is for Christ.
And most of the brothers,
having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment,
are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
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Paul wanted the Philippian Church to know that his imprisonment was for Christ and caused Christian boldness.
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Philippians 1:12-14
I want you to know, brothers, 1
that what has happened to me has really x served to advance the gospel,
so that it has become known
throughout the whole imperial guard 1 and y to all the rest
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that z my imprisonment is for Christ.
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And most of the brothers,
having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment,
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are much more bold a to speak the word 1 without fear.
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Who are the brothers?
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Philippians 1:15-18
Some indeed
preach Christ
from envy and rivalry,
but others from good will.
The latter do it out of love,
knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
The former
proclaim Christ
out of selfish ambition,
not sincerely
but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
What then?
Only that
in every way,
whether in pretense
or in truth,
Christ is proclaimed,
and in that I rejoice.
Main point summary
Paul rejoiced that Christ was proclaimed despite the mixed motivations of the preachers.
Philippians 1:15-18
b Some indeed preach Christ
from envy and rivalry,
but others from good will.
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The latter do it out of love,
c knowing that I am put here for d the defense of the gospel.
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The former proclaim Christ e out of selfish ambition,
not sincerely
but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
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What then?
Only that in every way,
whether in pretense
or in truth,
Christ is proclaimed,
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and in that I rejoice.
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Philippians 1:18-26
Yes, and I will rejoice,
for I know that
through your prayers
and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ
this will turn out for my deliverance,
as it is my eager expectation and hope
that I will not be at all ashamed,
but that
with full courage
now as always
Christ will be honored in my body,
whether by life
or by death.
For to me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.
If I am to live in the flesh,
that means fruitful labor for me.
Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
I am hard pressed between the two.
My desire is to depart and be with Christ,
for that is far better.
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
Convinced of this,
I know that I will remain
and continue with you all,
for your progress and joy in the faith,
so that in me you may have ample cause
to glory in Christ Jesus,
because of my coming to you again.
Main point summary
Paul rejoiced because he knew he would be able to honor Christ in life and in death, and for the benefit of the Church he would remain in this life.
Philippians 1:18-26
Yes, and I will rejoice,
for I know that
f through your prayers
and g the help of h the Spirit of Jesus Christ
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this will turn out for my deliverance,
as it is my eager expectation and hope
i that I will not be at all ashamed,
but that with full j courage
now as always
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Christ k will be honored in my body,
l whether by life
or by death.
For to me m to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.
If I am to live in the flesh,
that means fruitful labor for me.
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Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
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n I am hard pressed between the two.
My desire is o to depart and p be with Christ,
for that is far better.
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
q Convinced of this,
r I know that I will remain
and continue with you all,
for your s progress and t joy in the faith,
so that in me u you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus,
because of my coming to you again.
Philippians 1:27-30
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ,
so that
whether I come and see you
or am absent,
I may hear of you
that you are standing firm in one spirit,
with one mind striving side by side
for the faith of the gospel,
and not frightened in anything by your opponents.
This is a clear sign to them of their destruction,
but of your salvation,
and that from God.
For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ
you should not only believe in him
but also suffer for his sake,
engaged in the same conflict
that you saw I had
and now hear that I still have.
Main point summary
Paul wanted the church to live worthy of the gospel so he could hear of their unity.
Philippians 1:27-30
Only v let your manner of life be w worthy 1 of the gospel of Christ,
so that
whether I come and see you
or am absent,
I may hear of you x that you are standing firm in one spirit,
with y one mind
z striving side by side
for the faith of the gospel,
and not frightened in anything by your opponents.
This is a a clear sign to them of their destruction,
but b of your salvation,
and that from God.
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For c it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ
you should not only believe in him
but also b suffer for his sake,
engaged in the same d conflict that e you saw I had
and now hear that I still have.
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