This passage begins with a command to “live as citizens”…of the gospel. To be a citizen of the gospel is to identify with the gospel community and gospel mission, even in the face of opposition. In this sermon we see how, and God’s good news when it brings suffering.


Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Moises Silva

Total Church, Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, 2005 Desiring God Conference Messages