II. Living Christ to Magnify Him
A. Fellowship for the Furtherance of the Gospel
3 I athank my God upon all my remembrance of you,
6 Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun in you a good work will complete it until the aday of Christ Jesus;
7 Even as it is right for me to think this concerning you all because you have me in your heart, since both in my abonds and in the 1bdefense and confirmation of the gospel you are all 2fellow partakers 3with me of grace.
14 And most of the brothers, being confident in the Lord because of my bonds, are more exceedingly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
16 These out of love, knowing that I am set for the adefense of the gospel.
B. Magnifying Christ by Living Him
20 According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I will be put to ashame, but with all boldness, as always, even now Christ will be 1magnified bin my body, whether through life or through cdeath.
22 But if I am to live in the flesh, if this to me is afruit for my work, then I do not know what I will choose.
24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary for 1your sake.
26 That your 1boast may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my coming again to you.
C. Striving along with the Gospel with One Soul
27 Only, conduct yourselves in a manner aworthy of the bgospel of Christ, that whether coming and seeing you or being absent, I may hear of the things concerning you, that you cstand firm in one spirit, with 1done soul 2estriving together along with 3the faith of the gospel,