From Pastor Perry

03/25/2015 Philippians 1:12-14

Philippians 1:12-14

Paul’s Chains Advance the Gospel

12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters,[b] that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard[c] and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.

There is a sermon in this short section.  We often get caught up in the poor pitiful me’s when things don’t go our way.  Paul has been in prison.  How would you respond?  Would you be full of the poor pitiful me’s?  I think I would for a little bit.  But somewhere I think I would shift over to Paul’s thinking.  I would hope that I could say “that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.”  I hope that the Lord would use me, even while in prison.  In fact, I’m not in prison… so what holding me or you back?  There are some in prison that I’m proud to say that they are making use of their time and telling others about Jesus.

 I pray: O Lord, help me to be joyous in all situations.  Help me to take advantage of times when I can share the Gospel…, and forgive me when I fail.  Amen.

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09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

24.01 | 10:13

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13.12 | 15:29

HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

27.05 | 16:27

Pastor: on my e mails, a note said that you were trying to contact me. Now,
I am having trouble reaching you. Was it important? In Christ, daisy

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