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The Gospel Changes How We View Our Circumstances

Philippians 1:12-20


Most of us are up or down in our spirit ______________________ on whether circumstances are going our way or not. That’s our normal way of viewing things; but the gospel changes our normal way of viewing things!


The gospel reminds us that Jesus Himself faced the ____________ circumstances when He died on the cross for the sins of the world.


Three ways the gospel helps us view our circumstances:


1.         Facing bad circumstances with gospel perspective gives us ___________________ to share God’s love we would not have had otherwise                         V. 12-13


2.         Facing bad circumstances with gospel perspective _______________ other believers to persevere in their walk and witness                           V. 14


3.         Facing bad circumstances with gospel perspective allows us to rejoice in the ____________________    of other Christians                                             V. 15-18


Paul is not talking about false teachers who preach a false gospel.

He would not rejoice that their message was getting out!

In fact, in Galatians 1:8 he said that even if he brought a false gospel message to them, they should ___________________________ him!


Are you able to ____________________ other’s success in what really matters even as you face bad circumstances?


Paul understood that there is so much to be done for Jesus Christ in this world that ______________ is never a good thing.


His only interest was __________________ with others who also wanted to be faithful to Jesus and fruitful for Jesus.