Teaching People the Word of God
Dilemma of Life or Death (Philippians 1:21-31)Pastor Blake Wilson, January 24, 2018
Part of the Press On: Joy & Pain series, preached at a Wednesday Evening service
As we are back!! 2018, For the Emmaus Experience with our Pastor, Blake Wilson : our Wednesday bible study we continue in the book of Philippians,
It's better to be with Christ than to live on earth and live as Christ. When you die you gain Christ. Death is a privilege not a problem if you are a follower of Jesus.
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21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.
27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30 engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. (ESV)