The Joy of Sharing Christ

Posted on 01/12/20 by John Lindell in Joy Ride

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “The Joy of Sharing Christ.” Join us as we read what the Apostle Paul writes about how his trials advance the gospel in Philippians 1:12-14 and hear three principles about sharing Christ during the storms of life. Our prayer is that this message encourages your faith and brings clarity to your heart about how God uses challenges to build the Kingdom!

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The Joy of Sharing Christ

Philippians 1:12-14 NIV
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.

1st We can know God will bring triumph through our trial

Philippians 1:12 NIV
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.

Acts 28:16 ESV
And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.

Acts 28:20 NIV
For this reason I have asked to see you and talk with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.”

Acts 28:23 NIV
They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the kingdom of God

Philippians 1:4b NIV
I always pray with joy.

Philippians 1:18b NIV
And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

Philippians 3:1 NIV
So you too should be glad and rejoice with me

Philippians 3:1 NIV
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord!

Philippians 4:4 NIV
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Romans 8:28 NASB
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Philippians 1:12 NIV
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.

Advance: “Progress in spite of blows”

2nd We can know people will see/meet Christ through our crisis

Philippians 1:13 NIV
As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.

Philippians 1:13 NIV
As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.

Philippians 1:13 NIV
As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.

Philippians 4:22 NIV
All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.

Philippians 1:13 NIV
As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.

3rd We can know our example will encourage others’ witness

Philippians 1:14 NIV
Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.