Ministerial Life
Philippians 1:12-20
But I would you should understand, brothers…

Its aim, pursuit, and success, ought to be —

I. TRANSPARENT. This a true minister's —

1. Duty.

2. Desire.

3. Privilege.


1. Demanded by their community of interest.

2. Necessary to the growth of their mutual sympathy.

3. His vindication against false rumours and slander.

4. Should ever bring glory to God.

5. Ought to be cultivated, intelligent, and loving.

(G. G. Ballard.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

WEB: Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the Good News;

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