Philippians 1:12-26 ‘Full of Hope’(From Tom Wright’s Bible Study guide for Philippians)
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‘As Paul writes the letter to the Philippians, Paul is faced with two problems, one on top of the other. In both cases he declares that what looks like a major difficulty is being turned by God into an opportunity for the gospel. The first part of the problem is that he's in prison. For a traveling apostle to be put in prison must have seemed like a concert pianist having his hands tied behind his back. The second problem is that there are people going around talking about King Jesus who don't really mean it. They don’t believe the message; they merely want to make more trouble for him in his imprisonment. Paul, with his strong belief in the way God works through unlikely circumstances, is ready with an answer’.
Read 1:12-18 How would you describe Paul’s mood throughout this passag