DRÄ Studio

Pixel pushing and pencil shavings

Home Blog Projects Wallpapers Themes Fonts

Blog

Greater Progress of the Gospel (2/8/06)

Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 under Life | No comments

Philipians 1:12-14

Intro: I enjoy paintball. I like the idea of shooting someone and them not getting mad at you. I suggested to a few guys at my church to play and it certainly turned out for the greater progress of paintball.

By looking at Philipians 1:12-14we will see how Paul’s circumstances led to the greater progress of the Gospel and we will ask the question, “Have my circumstances…”

I. OUR REPUTATION NEEDS TO EXTEND BEYOND OUR FRIENDS

I can see Paul here talking with the guards constantly. I’m sure the guards would talk with each other about this guy Paul and how he wouldn't leave them alone (talk as guard, maybe) Think about your reputation to those outside of your immediate circle of friends. At work or at high school, somewhere where you consistently were with the same group of people who were not all Christians.

Ever look at one and wonder if they were a Christian? I would hate to think that someone thought that of me, wasn’t sure. I loved it when people say, “you are a Christian aren’t you?” No mistake about Paul, we should be the same. His situation led others to Christ. Maybe some of those guards accepted Christ, jailer in Acts 16. Paul's circumstances led…so should ours

II. OUR RELATIONSHIPS NEED TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER

Read vs. 14

I'm sure it was terrifying to preach, thrown in prison or killed.

Paul's situation motivated them, gave new passion. They saw his faith despite his situation. (Fear not those who kill the body, (Matthew 10:28) Paul gave them courage when there was none. Now exponential amounts of people because he encouraged on account of his circumstance

I am a Youth Minister, I like talking with other YMs. Share frustration, not alone, boldness
We need each other to build up, Proverbs 27:17 (iron sharpens iron)

I am like those guys, I need encouragement to help advance to Gospel
Conclusion
Are we like Paul? Do our circumstances…
Mind you, the focus is not on us, but what Christ does through us
Imagine what it would be like if we were doing what we were supposed to, because we were there.
Shows how he did it himself, and how he helped others to.
Read vs 12, 20

(Sermon by Adam Sarwi)

Related Posts:

Pressing On (3/15/06)
Philippians 3:1-16 Intro: Brethren, I do not regard myself has having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. I. vs. 1 Paul begins this passage by ...
A.C.T.'s Focuses on Fellowship (2/15/06)
The name of our group here on Wednesday nights is Advancing Christian Togetherness or A.C.T. as appropriately titled. The ultimate goal of being together is to fellowship with one another, building one another up in love and unity. The leadership for our group have named this group and set goals of advancing this ...
Pray For Everyone (1/18/06)
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-8 I. PRAY FOR EVERYONE, IT IS GOOD God says that it is good that you pray for everyone. There are many things in the Bible that are called good. God is the God of good. God calls the sunset, sunrise, green grass, watermelon, etc. good. The world was created by God and ...
Mature Love (2/1/06)
Philipians 1:9-11 Paul here tells us that a mature love increases in knowledge and discernment. PROPOSITION: A mature love increases in knowledge and discernment I. YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND JUDGMENT NEEDS TO WORK WITH YOUR LOVE Knowledge is a key part of love that enhances the quality of love. Now the knowledge and discernment that Paul speaks of here is relating ...
Notable Notes
Here are my notes from Justin Miller's excellent sermon during Family Worship Hour today: Leadership Principles of Faith Introduction (relating holiness to faith): "Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14)." "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who ...

Write a comment

Your e-mail address is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*

:

:

 

Back to Top