Lombard Bible Church
To Live Is Christ: Prison
January 31, 2021

To Live Is Christ: Prison

January 31, 2021

Philippians 1:12-26

Walking in the Way of Love with Eternity in Our Hearts

Rob Gallagher

Lombard Bible Church

January 31, 2021

 

YOUR OWN SERMON NOTES

Life Group Questions

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1. How would you describe either the city of Rome or the church of Rome as it relates to the background of Paul in prison in Rome?

2. How would you explain either Paul’s situation in prison or his relationship with the church in Philippi (v. 12)?

3. What do you think Paul is referring to when he says that his imprisonment has advanced the gospel (v. 12)?

4. Who are the palace guard (v. 13)? What influence did they have in the Roman Empire?

5. Why do you think that some of the church in Rome preached Christ confidently since Paul was in prison (v. 14)?

6. What are the six terms Paul uses to describe the hurtful proclamation of Christ (see vv. 15, 17, 18)? Why would some Christians in Rome want to harm Paul in this way?

7. How do you explain Paul’s attitude to those who want to hurt him (v. 18)?

8. Why would Paul be rejoicing in this dire situation (v. 18; twice)?

9. What is “backward glancing”?

10. What evidence in Paul’s imprisonment is there of eternal backward glancing? See verses 20, 21, 23.

11. What tore Paul in two (vv. 22-26)? Why was this so? 

12. How would you describe Paul’s attitude in prison in Rome? What should be our response?

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