Encouragement in Trials (Philippians 1)

Pastor Brendon Bible, Church, COVID-19 Leave a Comment

SOAPing today, Fri, Jan March 20th was Ruth 4 but I also know that when I need additional encouragement that I need to go to the book of Philippians. The Apostle Paul was in prison when he is writing this letter to the church/people. This book was as an encouragement in the trials they were going through and the faithfulness of God through those trials.


“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Paul, knowing that his physical situation is not the best, encourages us to know that our confidence must rely on and through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the one through His Holy Spirit that will begin and carry on this good work that is going on in our lives.

QUESTION? What is the good work that Christ has started in your life and maybe currently you need to boost your confidence of that work coming to completion?


“Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The situation that we are facing as a region, country and world with the Coronavirus (ConVid-19) will actually allow for the furthering of the gospel. Through these trials Jesus will be made famous and glorified. If Paul had this perspective in prison then we can have this perspective today.


“for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Through our prayers and God’s supernatural provision we can be confident that He will deliver us. Our timing might not be His timing but He is faithful!




Leave a comment below on how, we as Fusion Church can engage with your more. ALSO …. how you are finding confidence in these times or maybe how you are being encouraged to pray more!