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Philippians 3:1–14

Sermons

Philippians 3:1–14

Mike Butler

This week, Pastor Butler continues our series from the letter to the Philippians. This letter was written with the hopes of encouraging followers of Christ grow in wisdom and insight needed to make the right choices in life. Join us at 9:00 and 10:30 on Sunday mornings and for more information about CrossPointe please visit www.crosspointe.tv

Quick Recap

  • 1:1–26 = God will provide wisdom for our choices

  • 1:27–2:11 = God will provide strength for us to stand as a one 

  • 2:12–18 = We must work out our salvation with fear and trembling 

Philippians 3:1,  NIV 2011 “Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 

Praising God preserves and protects us. 

Philippians 3:2–9, NIV 2011 “ Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless. 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.”

Words of advice:

Blind guides rarely find the light. 

Learn how to read a spiritual balance sheet. 

Abandon any sense of entitlement

Philippians 3:10–14,  “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” 

The prize at the end of this race is Jesus