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Philippians 1:19 (9 of 17)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
July 23, 1998
Now take your Bible and turn please to Philippians chapter 1. As you're finding Philippians .. let me remind you that after tonight .. we're going to set aside our study of Philippians for a few weeks.
This Sunday at 9:45 a.m. I'm going to begin a six week study on "Angelmania in America." We know what society is telling us about angels .. so we're going to discover what scripture says about angels.
Now let me say again that this six week study on Sunday mornings is for those not attending a Sunday morning Bible study. I've sent 379 letters to people on our Sunday School roll who haven't been to Sunday School in at least a year. And in that letter .. I've invited them to attend my class.
In addition to that .. there will be an add in the newspaper this weekend inviting people to attend this six week study. I'm hoping to have a room-full! And let me encourage you to invite somebody you know that isn't attending Bible study on Sunday morning to attend this class.
So .. Sunday morning is for those who are not attending Bible study. But Wednesday night is for those who are presently attending Bible study on Sunday morning.
So .. next Wednesday night I'm going to begin the study on "Angelmania in America." And I pray God that He'll use these studies for more than information ... but for inspiration from the Word of God and an introduction to the Son of God.
Now tonight .. we come to Philippians 1.19. You will remember from last time that Paul is in a Roman prison. There were some preachers and teachers preaching Christ out of selfish ambition. Some of them were jealous of Paul's popularity! And rather than responding with rage ... he responded with rejoicing!
Look how Paul responded in verse 18, "What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice."
What Paul had learned we ...
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