One of the greatest themes of the gospel is how Christ is magnified through weakness. It’s through oppression and persecution that the gospel thrives. Where faith is born and explodes. It seems that Christ is most alive in our lives when we are struggling. That’s why Paul uses his plight in prison as a means to celebrate. Because of his plight and remaining on earth, it is an opportunity to magnify Christ through his circumstances. Whether he lives or dies, he knows that it will glorify God and magnify the message of Christ. How many of us can claim that in our struggles, pains and in the face of death, that Christ is magnified? Paul hopes through his personal struggles/circumstances, that the Philippians will be encouraged to magnify Christ. As the Philippians face oppression that they would also magnify the gospel. That they would know that the greatest thing they could ever do is to share the life of Christ with others. How can you magnify Christ in all your circumstances?