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TITLE:  To Live is Christ
TEXT:  Philippians 1:19-21
PROPOSITION:  Our life must be for Christ.



  1. Paul was struggling with what direction to pray.
    1. If he could life – keep on preaching, life for Christ, be example
    2. If he could die – He would receive his reward, be with Christ
  2. How can I “live for Christ?”

Every Christian is a Minister:


  1. Created for ministry – Ephesians 2:10
    Created in Christ Jesus for good works

  2. Saved for ministry – 2 Timothy 1:9
    Saved us and called us with a holy calling

  3. Called into ministry – 1 Peter 2:9-10
    Called out of darkness into marvelous light

  4. Gifted for ministry – 1 Peter 4:10
    Each one has received a gift

  5. Authorized for ministry – Matthew 28:18-20
    All authority has been given unto me – heaven and earth

  6. Commanded to minister – Matthew 20:26-28
    Want to be great – become servant

  7. Prepared to minister – Ephesians 4:11-12
    Some evangelists, some pastors and teachers

  8. Needed for ministry – 1 Corinthians 12:27
    Members as part of the body of Christ

  9. Rewarded for ministry – Colossians 3:23-24
    From the Lord you will receive your reward

Ministry is the expression of my S. H. A. P. E.

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