Torn Between Two Desires; Philippians 1:20-26

Torn Between Two Desires; Philippians 1:20-26

Torn Between Two Desires

Philippians 1:20-26 20 For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. 21 For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. 22 But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. 23 I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. 24 But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.

25 Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith. 26 And when I come to you again, you will have even more reason to take pride in Christ Jesus because of what he is doing through me.

Gospel Message

Torn Between Two Desires

-Death to be with Christ

-Living a Fruitful Life for Christ

-What is best for ME

-What is best for OTHERS

Romans 9:2-3 2 My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief 3 for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them.

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Philippians 1:24 But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.

-Club “I’m Not Going to Hell”

-Living a Fruitful Life for Christ

“If you are not guided by God, you will be guided by someone or something else. The Christian who hasn’t the sense of guidance in his life is missing something vital.”

“We are all missionaries. Wherever we go we either bring people nearer to Christ or we repel them from Christ.” -Eric Liddell

Philippians 1:25  Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith.

Torn Between Two Desires

When someone is around you, are they drawn closer to Christ or repelled?

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