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If Living is Christ, Dying is Gain!

 

Philippians 1:21-30

 

 I.                   Living is Christ – What Does It Look Like? – vv. 21-22, 24-30.

A.    Paul’s Example - Christ-centered life = productive for the Lord

2 Cor. 5:1–8

B.     Paul’s Exhortation – Live worthy of the gospel!

                                                              i.      It’s worth fighting for – v. 27

Ephesians 6:11-18

                                                            ii.      It promotes Christian unity

                                                          iii.      It extends God’s reputation

                                                          iv.      It communicates good testimony

                                                            v.      It disarms opposing unbelievers

C.     Paul’s Warning – Expect Suffering

John 16:33; 2 Tim. 3:12

II.                Dying is Gain – What Does It Mean? – vv. 23, 29-30.

A.    Joining the Lord face to face

B.     Proclaiming the gospel

Death is only a gain for those for whom Christ is life!