To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain

Text: Philippians 1:21-24

To Live is Christ

  • Similar point in Galatians 2:20
  • We must be crucified with Christ (Romans 6:3-6)
  • Fruitful labor (Philippians 1:22)
  • Help others (Philippians 1:24)
  • Live worthy of the gospel (Philippians 1:27)

To Die is Gain

  • Nothing wrong with enjoying the blessings of this life (Ecclesiastes 11:8) — but keep things in perspective
  • God has promised a great reward after this life (John 14:2-3; Revelation 14:13; 21:4)
  • The only way we can say “to die is gain” is if we are truly living for Christ (Matthew 7:21-23; Amos 5:18-20)
  • We must be prepared to meet the Lord in judgment (2 Peter 3:14)

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