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Philippians 3:1-7 “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe. Beware of.

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1 Philippians 3:1-7 “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation! For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, though I also might have confidence in the flesh...”

2 Philippians 3:1-7 “…If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.”

3 “Rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1-21) I. A different way of viewing things of this life (vss. 7-11). A.What was gain is loss for Christ (vs. 7). B.All things are loss (rubbish) to gain Christ (vs. 8). C.Excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus (vs. 8).

4 DEATHDEATH H E A V E N THINGS OF THIS WORLD L O S S CHRIST

5 “Rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1-21) II. A different purpose for life (vss ). A.The worldly purpose (vss ). “Enemies of the cross” “Whose god is their belly” (Luke 8:14). “Glory in shame” (Ephesians 5:5-13).

6 “Rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1-21) II. A different purpose for life (vss ). B.Lay hold of that for which Christ laid hold of me. “Forget what is behind” (vs. 13). “Reaching forward” (Ecc. 11:4). C.Upward call of God (2 Thessalonians. 2:13-14).

7 “Rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1-21) III. A different standard to follow (vss. 17). A.Christians imitate Christ. B.The apostles were sent by Christ to reveal Christ to the world. John 16:12-14 Acts 2:41-42 Apostles’ Teaching = Christ’s Teaching

8 “Rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1-21) IV. A different homeland (vss ). A.Citizenship in heaven (Col. 3:1-3). B.The reality of the resurrection (Matthew 25:1-13).


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