Bible: Philippians 1:12-17
Ministry as a Prisoner
1:12 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, 1 that my situation has actually turned out to advance the gospel: 2 1:13 The 3 whole imperial guard 4 and everyone else knows 5 that I am in prison 6 for the sake of Christ, 1:14 and most of the brothers and sisters, 7 having confidence in the Lord 8 because of my imprisonment, now more than ever 9 dare to speak the word 10 fearlessly.
1:15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill. 1:16 The latter do so from love because they know that I am placed here for the defense of the gospel. 1:17 The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, because they think they can cause trouble for me in my imprisonment. 11