by Stan Coffey

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Two Places I'd Rather Be Than Anywhere Else (3 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey

This morning if you have your Bible, we are studying in the book of Philippians. We are preaching through that marvelous book. I would like for you to take your Bible and turn to Philippians 1:21. I would like to speak today from this subject, "The Two Places I'd Rather Be Than Anywhere Else." If you had two places that you would rather be than anywhere else that you could think of, where would they be? I am going to share with you, my two places in just a moment.

Philippians 1:21-24 "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you."

Paul said, I would rather be in heaven than any other place I know, but if I can't be in heaven, the next place I would rather be is with you. And he is talking to a church that loved very much, the church at Philippi. He said I would rather be in heaven with Jesus Christ because that is the best place in the universe to be, but other than that I'd like to abide in the flesh and to be with you.

Do you know where the two places I would rather be than anywhere else is to be in heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ, in His presence to look upon His face, to enjoy the fellowship of God with all the believers who have gone to heaven and the next place is to be right here with you at this church. I mean that from the depths of my heart. As far as this world is concerned, I would rather be here than anywhere else. I would rather be here than at the super bowl, amen? Now if you don't believe me, buy me a ticket to the Super Bowl, buy me the plane ticket, offer to send me down there and pay my expenses next year and I will say no, I want to be in God's house, I wa ...

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