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Philippians 1:12-14

Paul’s sees his circumstances—his imprisonment—as a catalyst for gospel advancement. Both inside and outside the church the gospel is bolstered as Paul’s commitment to Jesus is tested and found robust and vital. Surely the Empire had desired to silence Paul’s message through his incarceration. Yet, the message of Jesus was amplified throughout the entire palace guard and beyond. Anyone who knew of Paul or of his imprisonment would know that he was in chains for Christ. The reality of Paul’s commitment to Jesus as Lord and Saviour went beyond his announcement and was demonstrated by his faithfulness. Those inside the church, engendered by Paul’s faithfulness in suffering, announced the gospel with boldness and without fear.

Reflect on Philippians 1:12-14.

How is the way you carry yourself in your current circumstances an announcement of the gospel to those around you?

Who in your life is someone whose faith you admire—someone for you to emulate?

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