To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain

May 3, 2020 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: Philippians: Stand Firm in the Faith

Topic: Philippians Passage: Philippians 1:18–1:26

Put the Gospel First
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 5/3/2020
Philippians 1:18-26

Sermon Theme: Believers are able to stand firm in the faith by putting the good news of the gospel first in every area of life, which enables them to live for the glory of God, despite the difficulties, and die for the glory of God, knowing that absent from the body is present with the Lord and that is far better!

I. HONORING CHRIST WITH OUR LIVES
    A. By Rejoicing in Christ Consistently (Philippians 1:18)
    B. By Relying on Christ Completely (Philippians 1:19)
    C. By Representing Christ Courageously (Philippians 1:20-21)

II. BEING WITH CHRIST IN OUR DEATH
    A. Paul's Dilemma (Philippians 1:22-23)
    B. Paul's Desire (Philippians 1:23)
    C. Paul's Decision (Philippians 1:24-26)

III. DECIDING TO LIVE FOR CHRIST TODAY
    A. How Do I Get This Life? (Philippians 3:7-10)
    B. How Do I Live This Life (Philippians 1:24-26)

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