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Bethany Church

Contrarian’s Joy

Contrarian’s Joy

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Bethany Church

6601 Alderson St, Weston, WI 54476, USA

Sunday 8:00 AM

Paul gives a divine kind of view of the difficulties from a prisoner’s perspective.

1.The Gospel’s Advance (Philippians 1:12)
a.What has happened: Prison for Paul
b.The Gospel is advancing
c.God works through economic and political power
d.God works through weakness and suffering
e.God’s goal is to advance the gospel

2.The Good Results (Philippians 1:13-14)
a.Palace guard know of Paul and Christ
b.Most of the believers are growing confident in proclaiming the Gospel

3.Motivation for sharing the Gospel (Philippians 1:15-18)
a.Envy & Rivalry (Out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, stirring up trouble)
b.Goodwill (Out of love)
c.The important thing is that Christ is preached
d.Paul’s Joy

4.A renewed view for joy in life
a.Jesus is real
b.In Jesus, my sins are forgiven
c.God Almighty is for me
d.God is sovereign
e.Glory with Him is coming

Next Steps:
1.Trust God in your circumstances
2.Believe in God to make the most of where you are
3.Ask God to give you an opportunity to share the Gospel


Verse of the week: Philippians 1:12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.

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