Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sermon Notes from Sunday, August 28th

Here are the notes from today's sermon from Philippians 1.12-18.  To get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio, visit  You can also find the audio on iTunes via our podcast.

Part 3 – Advancing the Message
Philippians 1.12-18

What happened to Paul? (v.12)
  • He is in jail and in chains.
  • His grief is present but not preeminent, swallowed by the agenda of his King.

How did Paul respond? (v.18)
  • His heart-level response was joy.
  • He did not rejoice because of his situation or his hope of being rescued from it. 
  • His rejoiced because God was using it.

Why would Paul respond like this? (v.12)
  • Paul knew hardship brought clarity and growth (3.10).
  • Paul saw Jesus advancing His message through him.
  • Even through mixed motives, Paul saw God at work (v.15-17).
  • Sometimes our Father will send us into hardship because there are things we will never learn and things we will never accomplish apart from it.

What are the outcomes? (v.13-14)
  • The people around him knew about Christ’s work in Paul’s life.
  • Other believers became bolder in telling others about Christ.  

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