2/11 Fighter Verse Discussion Questions

Philippians 1:15-17

Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.

  1. These verses describe two different preachers. Are the two preachers preaching a different message or are they preaching for different reasons?
  2. What are some bad motives, or bad reasons, to preach Christ?
  3. What are some good motives, or good reasons, to preach Christ?
  4. Should Christians stop sharing the gospel if sharing the gospel gets them into trouble? Why? See Acts 5:27-32.
  5. Paul had opponents who tried to hurt him. How can you prepare yourself for times when people might oppose you for doing what is right?
  6. What are some ways gospel churches compete against one another?
  7. What are some ways for you to show your love and support for Christians who belong to other churches?

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