Advance the Gospel!

Advance the Gospel!

  • Philippians 1:12-14

“What ties us together? What do we talk about when we meet, even after a
church service? Mere civilities? The weather? Sports? Our careers and our
children? Our aches and pains? None of these topics should be excluded from the conversation of Christians, of course. In sharing all of life, these things will
inevitably come up. But what must tie us together as Christians is this passion for the gospel, this fellowship of the gospel. On the face of it, nothing else is strong enough to hold together the extraordinary diversity of people who constitute many churches.”

D.A. Carson
  • Philippinas 1:15-17

“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Even if only 20% is true, we can profit from criticism given by people who are badly motivated or whom we don’t respect.”

Tim Keller
  • Philippians 1:18a

“Paul’s example is impressive and clear: Put the advance of the gospel at the
center of your aspirations. Our own comfort, our bruised feelings, our
reputations, our misunderstood motives—all of these are insignificant in
comparison with the advance and splendor of the gospel. As Christians, we are called upon to put the advance of the gospel at the very center of our aspirations. What are your aspirations? To make money? To get married? To travel? To see your grandchildren grow up? To find a new job? To retire early? None of these is inadmissible; none is to be despised. The question is whether these aspirations become so devouring that the Christian’s central aspiration is squeezed to the periphery or choked out of existence entirely.”

Don Carson

“Cheer up! You’re a worse sinner than you ever dared imagine, and you’re more loved than you ever dared hope.”

jack miller