Kirribilli Neutral Bay Macquarie Park

The Gospel First

Joy (Philippians)
13 February 2011
Paul Dale
Philippians 1:12-26

How would you answer this question: “For me, to live is…”?

“To live is Christ, to die is gain”. This was the statement of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:21 - a man ‘intoxicated by Christ’. What you think about Jesus, will shape every square inch of your life - it will even shape how you think about death.

What does it look like to live a life ‘intoxicated by Christ’? Three implications from this passage:

1. Take every opportunity to proclaim Jesus (this year, our focus is on ‘reaching those we know’),
2. Rejoice when Christ is preached, and
3. Work hard for the good of others.

We don’t have to talk about Jesus. We get to talk about Jesus!