Joy in the midst of Suffering (Philippians 1:12-18)Jemaine Cupido, September 22, 2019
Part of the The Book of Philippians - J Cupido series, preached at a Sunday Night service
Paul was suffering in his imprisonment but despite his suffering the gospel still advance. His suffering also encouraged others to speak the word without fear. Despite his affliction, Christ was being proclaimed and therein he found his joy
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Philippians 1:12–18 (Listen)
12 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
Yes, and I will rejoice,