When Storms Hit Your LIfe—Rock On!

This week’s passage:

Live Clearly

19 For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Live Confidently

22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. 23 For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. 24 Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.

25 And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith, 26 that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.

Live Courageously

27 Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. 29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, 30 having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.

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P.S. John’s research notes (sic, as is, not polished up) below:

Philippians 1:18-30

1:18Yes, and I will rejoiceΧαίρω  rejoice. Be glad
1:19This will turn outἀποβαίνω  To go or come out of the ship. To embark or disembark
1:19DeliveranceΣωτηρία  Salvation
1:19Help/SupplyStrong’s 2024. ἐπιχορηγία
1:19The Spirit of Jesus ChristThe fellowship of his sufferings  Phil 3:10
1:20earnest expectationApokaradokía  from the head to stretch Attentive/ looking for, as with the neck stretched out and the head thrust forward
1:20In nothing shall I be ashamedto feel ashamed, dishonored—Jesus despised the shame
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed
2 Tim 1:8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God
1:12 I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed,

1:18 Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains, 17 but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me Embarrassment is the feeling of discomfort experienced when some aspect of ourselves (and our SOCIAL CHARACTER) is, or threatens to be, witnessed by or otherwise revealed to others, and we think that this revelation is likely to undermine the image of ourselves that we seek to project to those others. Shame is a more substantial feeling in that it pertains to our moral character and not merely to our social character or image. Article Psychology Today by Neel Burton is author of Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of the Emotions and other books.
1:20with all boldness, as alwaysthe act of speaking. Confidence. Freedom or frankness in speaking
1:20Christ will be magnifiedμεγαλυνθήσεται Χριστὸς  μεγαλύνω megalúnō; fut. megalunṓ, from mégas (3173), great, strong. To make great, enlarge. With the acc., in relation to the borders of garments
1:20in my bodyἐν τῷ σώματί μου
1:20by life or by deathI may die. I will die. Nevertheless, I live!
1:21For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. -(Galatians 2:20 NKJV) “Our only fear is the fear of dying.” κέρδος
1:22Fruitful labor if we live in the flesh sarxI don’t know whether I will live or die. James 5 Woe to you who say today or tomorrow…
1:22What I choose I cannot tellGood ambivalence!
1:23Hard pressed συνέχομαι = in the grips of an illness or an idea (Paul going to Jerusalem)Between two worlds
1:24to remain in the flesh is more needful for you 
1:25I shall remain for your progress and joy of faith 
1:26Not frightened 
1:27striving side-by-side. Unite in one spirit, one psyche 
1:28Having the same conflict 
29For to you it has been granted 
30having the same conflict which you saw in me