Studies in Philippians: To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain

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Digging Deeper into Philippians 1:12-26

  1. Paul has been in jail for between 2-4 years. Some would say that he had blown it by appealing to Caesar; he could still be free to proclaim Christ if he hadn’t. From Philippians 1:12-18, what is Paul’s attitude about his imprisonment and the advancement of the Gospel? What does this say about God’s power to accomplish His purposes even when our plans are greatly altered?
  2. Read Philippians 1:19-26
    -Discuss what Paul mean by “to live is Christ!”
    -Again, discuss what Paul mean by “to die is gain!”
  3. To what degree are these two succinct sayings reflective of your walk with Christ and of our relationship with one another?

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