Paul wanted his brothers and sisters to of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else,know that what he was going through had a ____________.
Paul wants to tell them to change their _____________ on _______ circumstances, and _________ circumstances
Journey to Rome
Paul was delivered to Julius, “a ______________ of the Augustan Regiment (acts 27:1). They sailed from Crete and encountered a _________ ___________.
They shipwrecked on Melita (Malta), where Paul was bit by a venomous ________.
God was preparing Paul to see his ________________ in a new light.
Imprisonment in Rome
________________ in one form or another will come to us as children of God.
Even suffering for doing the ________ _________ is going to happen.
In trials we have the ______________ to find favor with God.
God has a way of bringing _________ from _________.
Maybe yes, maybe no? No we know
Romans 8:28 28 And we know that [a]God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Why could he write this? Because he had _________ it.
We __________ to trust in God’s promises by faith.
We must get our eyes off of our ________ and focus them on ___________. Having the right ______________ in trials makes all the difference.
To advance the Gospel is the ____________ of Paul’s life.
In the first imprisonment of Paul, he not only wrote Philippians, but wrote __________, _____________ and _____________ as well!
Paul was also able to have evangelistic meetings with the leaders of the ____________ community and no lack of visitors.
13 so that my [i]imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else,
Paul wants the Philippians to know that it has become obvious to anyone and everyone who has any association with him that his ________________ has only to do with his personal identification with Christ.
Paul’s witness became known throughout the whole Praetorian Guard, and many were saved in _____________ household.
People __________ _______ when they know that we’re undergoing suffering.
But when we demonstrate a __________ _________, It gives us an _______________ to share Jesus
14 and that most of the [k]brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my [l]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
The Christian community of Rome to speak the word of God without __________.
Paul was being used by God not only in his chains, but ______________ of his chains
This furtherance of the gospel is everything for Paul, and it should be _____________ for us.
We talked about how “_____________ continually, ____________ unceasingly, and giving __________ in all circumstances are three things that go together.
Paul is talking about what God is doing in the __________ of the Philippians.
In verses 9-11, Paul, takes a moment in his letter to _________ for the Philippians
That your love may abound
The word for love here is Agape.
Agape is used most often to describe love that is of ______and from _______.
Paul is praying that their love________ ____ ___________.
Sometimes love is easier to show for those ___________ our family than ___________.
Paul uses the word epignosei for knowledge, an intensified knowledge, a knowledge with true _____________, discernment.
It’s not the kind of knowledge that fights against love, puffing us up like head-knowledge, but the kind of knowledge out of love, out of _________________, which builds up.
The word for discernment here means _____________ ___________.
Approve what is excellent
So Paul gives us a ________ __ for his prayer.
And that reason is so that they will be able to make a _____________ _________________ about what is ______________ ________________ in their Christian walk.
Sincere and blameless
And Paul gives them a __________ for the ____________.
On the Day of Christ, when they’re transformed, changed, there will be ______ ________ ________________ in the way that they lived their life here on Earth, and the perfect walk with Jesus that they’ll have in heaven.
11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Full of fruit of righteousness
And there’s another reason. Paul wants the Philippians to stand on that day before Jesus full of the _________ that is the _________________, the ______________ of walking closely with and obeying God over a long period of time.
For the glory and praise of God
And what’s the ultimate reason? What’s the result of all of this? God gets the ________ and the ________.