LIVING IS CHRIST TO ME!
Dr. Miles Seaborn
INTRO. Good old Paul, so happy in prison, made up a
word. No one else uses it but him. Earnest
expectation. It means the eager, concentrated intense
look, which turns its gaze away from everything to fix
it on the one object of its desire. Paul's hope is
that he will never be shamed into silence. Two things
might shame him into silence:
FIRST, cowardice might keep him silent
SECOND, ineffectiveness might take from him the right
But he is convinced that god will give him boldness so
that "My body will be the theatre in which Christ's
glory is displayed."
NO DIFFERENCE TO HIM WHETHER HE LIVED OR DIED!
I. LIVING IS CHRST TO ME!
* Christ had been the BEGINNING of life -
Damascus Road. Born again, life began anew.
* Christ had been the CONTINUING of life. Never
been a day when Paul had not lived in His
presence. Moments of fright. Acts 18:9,10
* Christ was the END of life. "I have kept the
* Christ was the INSPIRATION for life. "Living
* Christ had given the STRENGTH for life. "All
sufficient strength made perfect in
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