"12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel,
13 so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and everyone else,
14 and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear."
1) Paul is gospel focused - the importance and delight of the gospel going forth is elevated over and above his difficult circumstances
2) Our sufferings and persecutions in the cause of Christ, in the ministry of the gospel, carry with them a power to give strength and boldness to other recipients of the gospel of grace.
A message preached by brother Nick at San Pancho Baptist Church in Guatemala.