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The Prison Pulpit
Philippians 1:12-18
Central idea : By putting the Gospel at the center of our lives and recognizing that we have been pu...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-12-07 10:08:29
2011-12-08 11:07:37
Central idea : By putting the Gospel at the center of our lives and recognizing that we have been put here and now by God to advance the Gospel, we can rejoice and turn our prison into a pulpit. Summary: The passage begins with this thesis: the persecution and events Paul has endured have been used to spread the Gospel. He uses the rest of the passage to give evidence to that. First, Paul's imprisonment in Rome has led to the entire palace guard knowing that Paul is imprisoned for Christ. Secondly, Paul's own persecution has embolden the other believers. He spends the rest of the passage further explaining this. Within the believers who have been embolden to preach the Gospel, there is a contrast of motives. Some preach out unsincerely out of rivalry, while others preach out of the truth. But Paul ends with a concessive, even though some may be preaching with impure motives, the Gospel is still being preached and advanced, and in that he rejoices. Notes: Plans : Paul had big plans to spread the Gospel from Jerusalem to Rome to Spain. However, Paul didn't end up in Spain preaching the Gospel, he ended up in chains in Rome. We make plans in pencil, and God has a big eraser. The Philippians say, "What happened?" Paul's reply, "Everything has happened in order to spread the Gospel." Thesis : All that has happened to Paul has been to advance the Gospel. The Philippian church had heard what was happening to Paul, were saddened by it, and sent Epaphroditus to encourage Paul. But he is saying, "Good church, don't be sad for me, look at how the Gospel is advancing because of what is happening! I'm rejoicing, rejoice with me!" Evidences : There are two evidences Paul gives for how the Gospel is advancing because of his persecution: Palace guard : Because Paul was under house arrest, soldiers would be chained to Paul for six hour shifts. With Paul chained to a soldier, guess what they heard about? The Gospel! I bet Paul explained why he in chains, and shared about all the amazing stories from his journeys across Asia, starting with the road to Damascus. Embolden believers : Because of Paul's imprisonment and persecution because of the Gospel, the other believers are encouraged and emboldened to preach the Gospel. "Persecution gives the Gospel a backbone. It instills boldness, not fear." Within the group of emboldened believers, there is a contrast of motives: Rivalry : Some of the believers are preaching out of envy and rivalry. They are only preaching to afflict Paul more pain while he is in prison. Truth : The other believers preach from "good will" (greek Eudokia — desire, good will, delight, satisfaction, kindly intent). They preach out of love for Christ, recognizing that Paul has been placed in chains at this time for the defense and advancement of the Gospel. Paul ends with a concessive. Even though there are those that preach out of envy and rivalry, the Gospel is still being preached. Despite the obstacles, the Gospel advances and the truth of Christ is proclaimed. And in that, Paul rejoices. The center of Paul's life is the Gospel, so it doesn't matter that there are some who preach out of rivalry to hurt Paul, because it's not about Paul, it's about Christ. Action : Three ways we can put this into action Make the Gospel the center of our lives "I am put here": flourish where we've been put. We can respond to our circumstances in one of two ways, bitterness or trusting. At first it looks like we've been crucified, died, and buried. But then on the third day, Christ arose! Wait expectantly for Christ to rise in this circumstance. Turn our prison into a pulpit. The Gospel is a life changing and saving message! Why wouldn't we share it? We probably don't understand its power We probably don't understand that the people around us are drowning Questions: What does it look like to make the Gospel the center of your life? How does it affect your ambitions? Hopes? Plans? Who is "chained" to us right now that we can tell all about the amazing things God has done in us and those around us? How can we encourage and embolden the believers we interact with? Has there ever been a situation that has felt like a prison where we responded in bitterness? Trusting?
10000000097419 97419 Notes 2011-12-07 10:08:29 2011-12-08 11:07:37 Central idea : By putting the Gospel at the center of our lives and recognizing that we have been put here and now by God to advance the Gospel, we can rejoice and turn our prison into a pulpit. Summary: The passage begins with this thesis: the persecution and events Paul has endured have been used to spread the Gospel. He uses the rest of the passage to give evidence to that. First, Paul's imprisonment in Rome has led to the entire palace guard knowing that Paul is imprisoned for Christ. Secondly, Paul's own persecution has embolden the other believers. He spends the rest of the passage further explaining this. Within the believers who have been embolden to preach the Gospel, there is a contrast of motives. Some preach out unsincerely out of rivalry, while others preach out of the truth. But Paul ends with a concessive, even though some may be preaching with impure motives, the Gospel is still being preached and advanced, and in that he rejoices. Notes: Plans : Paul had big plans to spread the Gospel from Jerusalem to Rome to Spain. However, Paul didn't end up in Spain preaching the Gospel, he ended up in chains in Rome. We make plans in pencil, and God has a big eraser. The Philippians say, "What happened?" Paul's reply, "Everything has happened in order to spread the Gospel." Thesis : All that has happened to Paul has been to advance the Gospel. The Philippian church had heard what was happening to Paul, were saddened by it, and sent Epaphroditus to encourage Paul. But he is saying, "Good church, don't be sad for me, look at how the Gospel is advancing because of what is happening! I'm rejoicing, rejoice with me!" Evidences : There are two evidences Paul gives for how the Gospel is advancing because of his persecution: Palace guard : Because Paul was under house arrest, soldiers would be chained to Paul for six hour shifts. With Paul chained to a soldier, guess what they heard about? The Gospel! I bet Paul explained why he in chains, and shared about all the amazing stories from his journeys across Asia, starting with the road to Damascus. Embolden believers : Because of Paul's imprisonment and persecution because of the Gospel, the other believers are encouraged and emboldened to preach the Gospel. "Persecution gives the Gospel a backbone. It instills boldness, not fear." Within the group of emboldened believers, there is a contrast of motives: Rivalry : Some of the believers are preaching out of envy and rivalry. They are only preaching to afflict Paul more pain while he is in prison. Truth : The other believers preach from "good will" (greek Eudokia — desire, good will, delight, satisfaction, kindly intent). They preach out of love for Christ, recognizing that Paul has been placed in chains at this time for the defense and advancement of the Gospel. Paul ends with a concessive. Even though there are those that preach out of envy and rivalry, the Gospel is still being preached. Despite the obstacles, the Gospel advances and the truth of Christ is proclaimed. And in that, Paul rejoices. The center of Paul's life is the Gospel, so it doesn't matter that there are some who preach out of rivalry to hurt Paul, because it's not about Paul, it's about Christ. Action : Three ways we can put this into action Make the Gospel the center of our lives "I am put here": flourish where we've been put. We can respond to our circumstances in one of two ways, bitterness or trusting. At first it looks like we've been crucified, died, and buried. But then on the third day, Christ arose! Wait expectantly for Christ to rise in this circumstance. Turn our prison into a pulpit. The Gospel is a life changing and saving message! Why wouldn't we share it? We probably don't understand its power We probably don't understand that the people around us are drowning Questions: What does it look like to make the Gospel the center of your life? How does it affect your ambitions? Hopes? Plans? Who is "chained" to us right now that we can tell all about the amazing things God has done in us and those around us? How can we encourage and embolden the believers we interact with? Has there ever been a situation that has felt like a prison where we responded in bitterness? Trusting? notes
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Philippians
Philippians 1:12-18
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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 having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment,
most of the brothers are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
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Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry,
but others from good will.
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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 rivalry,
not sincerely
but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
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What then?
Only that in every way, Christ is proclaimed,
whether in pretense
or in truth,
and [because of] that I rejoice.
Yes, and I will rejoice,
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10000000097419 97419 Arc 2011-12-07 10:08:29 2011-12-08 11:07:37 editing Philippians 1 12 1 18 Philippians 1:12-18 50 NT esv i621233 i621216 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, i621234 i621217 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. i621235 i621236 i621218 And having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, i621219 most of the brothers are much more bold to speak the word without fear. actionmanner 1 1 i621237 i621238 i621239 i621220 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, i621221 but others from good will. negativepositive 2 i621240 i621241 i621222 The latter do it out of love, i621223 knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. actionmanner 1 i621242 i621224 The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, i621243 i621225 not sincerely i621226 but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 i621244 i621227 What then? i621245 i621246 i621228 Only that in every way, Christ is proclaimed, i621247 i621229 whether in pretense i621230 or in truth, negativepositive 2 actionmanner 1 i621248 i621231 and [because of] that I rejoice. i621232 Yes, and I will rejoice, progression inference 2 questionanswer 2 concessive 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 series 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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