TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN: Philippians 1:18-26


OUTLINE

I. The Christian life is to be lived always rejoicing (v .18)
II. The Christian life is to be lived with assurance of deliverance (v. 19)
III. The Christian life is to be lived unashamed and full of courage for Jesus’ glory (v. 20)
IV. The Christian life is be lived and died with Jesus as the prize (v. 21-26)

DISCUSSION

I. According to verse 18b how is this Christian life to be lived? How does 2 Corinthians 6:10 help clarify?

II. What does Paul “know” in verse 19? What can we learn here concerning how the Christian life is to be lived?

III. According to verse 20, what is Paul’s “eager expectation and hope”? Why does Paul want to be “[unashamed]…with full courage” according to the last part of verse 20? What does it mean for “Christ to be honored in my body”?

IV. What does Paul mean in verse 21? How do verses 22-25 help clarify? Restate verse 21 in your own words, paraphrasing what Paul is meaning here.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We are a cooperating member of The Southern Baptist Convention. We confess the 1689 second london baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the reformationas well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.