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Phil 1:12-18 It’s all about the gospel!  The two greatest results of advancing the gospel is that people are hearing the gospel and that people are preaching the gospel.  Advancement doesn’t come by smiling and moral excellence. Though they are great qualities to have as believers.  But! The advancement of the gospel comes by speaking truth into the hearts of sinners.  As Paul said “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For "e


Phil 1:1-11 How in the world are we to have joy in the midst of difficulty?  How are we to say with the Apostle Paul “Rejoice and again I say rejoice?” Maybe this will help you answer that question!  The well-known Bible scholar, Matthew Henry was once attacked by thieves and robbed of his money and this is what he wrote in his dairy… "Let me be thankful. First , I was never robbed before. Second, although they took my purse, they didn't take my life. Third , although they took my all, it was not much. Fourth , let me be thankful because it was I who was robbed and not I who did the robbing." As I said last week in my introduction of Philippians............true joy is found in Jesus Christ.  Everlasting and true joy is only found in the Son of God who died and conquered the grave on our behalf.  See we live in world system that has a counter-cultural view of joy.  And unfortunately for them their pursuit of joy is met with disappointment and fru