Advancing the Gospel • Rev. Derek Joyce

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Philippians 1:12-26

Brothers and sisters, I want you to know that the things that have happened to me have actually advanced the gospel. The whole Praetorian Guard and everyone else knows that I am in prison for Christ. Most of the brothers and sisters have had more confidence through the LORD to speak the word boldly and bravely because of my jail time…I hope with daring courage that Christ greatness will be seen in my body, now as always, whether I live or die. Because for me, living serves Christ and dying is even better. (vv. 12-14, 20-21)

The apostle Paul has a remarkable perspective on life and the various and complicated situations life presents. With faithful clarity and certain of his purpose, Paul takes advantage of every opportunity to advance the gospel, no matter what station in life he faces. This conviction and attitude is only possible because Paul is secure in his identity in Christ, and his soul is satisfied in the LORD. So we are challenged to reflect upon our own lives. Can I reinterpret circumstances, good or bad, and discover that because my soul is satisfied in Christ, anything I face can be an opportunity to advance the gospel. May we truly be free to live for Christ.

This Sunday's Set List:

"Glorious Day" by Passion

"O Come to the Altar" by Elevation Worship

"All the Poor & Powerless" by All Sons & Daughters

"Raise a Hallelujah" by Bethel

"Great Are You Lord" by All Sons & Daughters

*All songs subject to change based on the movement of the Holy Spirit.

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Joys & Concerns


Jasper Lynn

Gaines Smith

Linda Porter


Kitty Jo Boyd

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Rev. Derek Joyce
• Executive to the Sr. Pastor
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Heather Gunter
• Director of Contemporary