Paul’s Chains Further The Gospel – Philippians 1:12-14
August 11th, 2019

Paul’s Testimony to the Philippians

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

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.

Purpose

We must get our eyes off of our ________ and focus them on ___________. Having the right ______________ in trials makes all the difference.

Paul’s Passion

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.