Paul was in prison. Most of us would have written letters to our family and friends eliciting advice, funds, sympathy, prayer, etc. Not Paul! He wrote to the Philippian church and explained to them how his present situation was working out for his good and the good of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
How did he do that?
How could he remain so positive?
What was his secret?
In this teaching I examine Paul’s foundational beliefs about life – foundations that include the belief that God is ultimately in control of our lives, everything that happens to us has a purpose and within every situation, God has designed something that will bless our lives in the end.
Do you believe that?
And that’s why he was able to write these words while chained between two elite palace guards in Rome: “But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear….What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.”
In this video blog, look for the SEVEN WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN SEE THE POSITIVES IN EVERY SITUATION. I present these at the end of the teaching. I hope you enjoy it!