Philippians 3:1-11
Philippians 3:1-11
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Published December 26th, 2020
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Philippians 3:1
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Finally, my brothers,
rejoice in the Lord.
To write the same things to you is no trouble to me
and is safe for you.
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Philippians 3:1
Finally, my brothers, 1
k rejoice in the Lord.
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l To write the same things to you is no trouble to me
and is safe for you.
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Main point summary
Paul repeated a main theme of his letter, the Philippians were to rejoice.
Philippians 3:2-11
Look out for the dogs,
look out for the evildoers,
look out for those who mutilate the flesh.
For we are the circumcision,
who worship by the Spirit of God
and glory in Christ Jesus
and put no confidence in the flesh—
though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also.
If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh,
I have more:
circumcised on the eighth day,
of the people of Israel,
of the tribe of Benjamin,
a Hebrew of Hebrews;
as to the law,
a Pharisee;
as to zeal,
a persecutor of the church;
as to righteousness under the law,
But whatever gain I had,
I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
Indeed, I count everything as loss
because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things
and count them as rubbish,
in order that I may gain Christ
and be found in him,
not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law,
but that which comes through faith in Christ,
the righteousness from God that depends on faith—
that I may know him
and the power of his resurrection,
and may share his sufferings,
becoming like him in his death,
that by any means possible
I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
Discourse
Philippians 3:2-11
Look out for m the dogs,
look out for n the evildoers,
look out for those who mutilate the flesh.
For o we are the circumcision,
p who worship q by the Spirit of God 1
and r glory in Christ Jesus
and put no confidence in the flesh—
s though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also.
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If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh,
I have more:
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t circumcised on the eighth day,
u of the people of Israel,
v of the tribe of Benjamin,
u a Hebrew of Hebrews;
as to the law,
w a Pharisee;
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x as to zeal,
y a persecutor of the church;
z as to righteousness under the law, 1
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But a whatever gain I had,
b I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
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Indeed, I count everything as loss
because of c the surpassing worth of d knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
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For his sake I e have suffered the loss of all things
and count them as rubbish,
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in order that I may gain Christ
and be found in him,
not having f a righteousness of my own that comes from the law,
but g that which comes through faith in Christ,
the righteousness from God that depends on faith—
actionmanner
h that I may know him
and i the power of his resurrection,
and j may share his sufferings,
becoming like him in his death,
that by any means possible
I may k attain the resurrection from the dead.
Main point summary
Paul told the Philippian Church to look out for Jews who forced circumcision, because they are the true circumcision by heart. Paul had all to boast about as a Jew, but considered in incomparable to knowing Christ.
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