Paul turns to the question that’s kind of the elephant in the room: “_________ __________ ____________ ____________ __________ __________ _______________?”
Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Yes, and I will rejoice
Yes, and I will rejoice,
Now Paul links the rejoicing in the Gospel, to his ____________________ in his current imprisonment.
For I know
This confidence in God is what gives Paul joy.
___________ despite _____________________ is one of the themes of Philippians.
for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Provision not Prophecy
Paul says in verse 19 that he knows how his imprisonment is going to turn out, yet we find out later that he doesn’t know whether he’s going to _________ or _________!
Provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ
Paul’s sees the Holy Spirit at work in ______ ________ ___________ during his imprisonment.
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
Earnest expectation and hope
Paul dealt squarely with his ___________________________, with the situation he was in.
But Paul dealt with it, not through worrying about it, but through _____________.
Paul is not talking about _______________ here when he says Earnest Expectation.
Paul’s been praying, knowing that it’s God’s will, and that he can therefore ______________ that God will deliver.
Paul’s __________ comes from the Lord.
That I will not be put to shame in anything
Paul’s biggest concern is whether he is going to give the __________ ______________ of the Gospel possible in front of Cesar Nero!
With all boldness
Paul wants to represent Christ with ________ _______________ in front of Cesar.
Christ, now and always exalted
Paul’s number one goal was that ____________ be ______________ in his life.
Life or death
In life, Paul wants Christ to be exalted in his ___________________ ___________, so that people see Christ in him.
In death, Paul wants to emulate Christ who gave his life so we could be saved, and of _______________, who he’d seen give his life for the witness of Jesus.