Live as Becometh the Gospel   1 comment


I have encountered two main challenges in preparing these posts based on my great-grandfather’s sermon outlines.  One is reading his handwriting correctly, for I do endeavor, as much as possible to provide his words and opinions.  This part becomes easier with experience.  I am striving to function as a family historian and chronicler.  The other challenge (related to the first) is that a literal transcription makes no sense sometimes.  In such cases I endeavor to render my interpretation of his words, based on context, in clear language.  So, O reader, know that I have changed the first item slightly.  The original reads:

The Philippians anxious list Paul’s imprisonment should hinder the gospel.  But it furthered it.

I trust that I elucidated that item.  I have also altered some punctuation for the sake of clarity.  My editorial function is a conservative one, for I strive to present the material as plainly as possible, with as few changes as possible.  Besides, I have my own blog platforms for my opinions.  This series of posts provides platforms for my great-grandfather.



Phils. 1, 27

1.  The Philippians, anxious, [fear that] Paul’s imprisonment should hinder the gospel.  But if furthered it.

2.  He exhorts them to act so that their own loves should help the cause. Be worthy citizens of an exalted kingdom.  In business, in society, at home, adorn the gospel.  See that they do not crowd out your attention to the inner man.  Keep thy heart right with God.  Let no unchristian spirit dwell in thy heart, nor unchristly deed be done.  Make this thy care.  This life will further the gospel.

3.  “Stand fast in one spirit.”  “Abide in my love.”  His spirit unifies all all Christian hearts in purpose.  Let one object under every life.

4.  “Striving together for the faith.”  Strong oppositin demands your best effort and hearty cooperation.  Heed no false teachers; cling to faith in Jesus for liberty and peace.


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