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Pastor Ron Dazell

Don’t sell God short

  Philippians 1:20 – as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. Paul eagerly expected and hoped to always honor Christ.  We could sure use more

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Pastor Ron Dazell

And if not…

  Philippians 1:19-20 – for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored

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Pastor Ron Dazell

As long as Christ is proclaimed

  Philippians 1:15-18 – Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.  The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Persecution of Christians

  The Apostle Paul came to Philippi during his second missionary journey (Acts 16).  Paul preached the gospel of Jesus Christ and founded the Philippian church.  Paul visited them again on his third missionary journey.  Hearing Paul had been imprisoned in Rome, the Philippian church sent a ministry team to support and encourage him.  Paul

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Christian love

  Philippians 1:9-11 – And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Christian fellowship

  Philippians 1:7-8 – It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.  For God is my witness, how I yearn for you

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