The Advance of the Gospel
12I want you to know, brothers,5 that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard6 and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word7 without fear.
15Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. 18What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
To Live Is Christ
Yes, and I will rejoice,
- 5 1:12 Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church; also verse 14
- 6 1:13 Greek in the whole praetorium
- 7 1:14 Some manuscripts add of God
Advice Well Given1 Timothy 6:2-8, Acts 9:19-22, Philippians 1:18-21 Sermon • 34:00 • ID: 3159
The Medium and the Message — Part OnePhilippians 1:1-18 Sermon • 57:31 • ID: GS980
The Medium and the Message — Part TwoPhilippians 1:1-30, Philippians 2:1-30 Sermon • 55:30 • ID: GS982
The Advance of the GospelPhilippians 1:12-18 Sermon • 41:10 • ID: 0144
Conduct Worthy of the GospelPhilippians 1:27-30 Sermon • 46:33 • ID: 0145
Standing Firm for the GospelPhilippians 1:27-30 Sermon • 22:35 • ID: 2668
The Keeping Power of GodPhilippians 1:6 Sermon • 31:10 • ID: 2322
Take a StandPhilippians 1:27 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 45:12 • ID: 2044
Desires and NecessitiesPhilippians 1:18 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 38:40 • ID: 2041
Feelings and LongingsPhilippians 1:7 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 46:00 • ID: 2039
Take Dead Aim, Volume 1Philippians 1:1-2:30 Series • ID: 15001
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