‘I want you to know, brothers and sisters,
that what has happened to me has really
served to advance the gospel’, writes the
apostle Paul in Philippians 1:12. In the
wonderful and strange providence of God,
Paul is writing to encourage the Philippians
that what might have appeared
personally harmful to him, and disastrous
for gospel growth and proclamation, has in
fact been used to advance the gospel.
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providence of God,
there are numerous
ways in which the gospel is advancing. To
paraphrase Paul: ‘Though we are in lockdown,
God’s word is not in lockdown’ (2 Tim. 2:9).
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