Philippians 3:12-21
Philippians 3:12-21
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Published January 20th, 2021
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Philippians 3:12-16
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Not that I have already obtained this
or am already perfect,
but I press on
to make it my own,
because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own.
But one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal
for the prize of the upward call of God
in Christ Jesus.
Let those of us who are mature think this way,
and if in anything you think otherwise,
God will reveal that also to you.
Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
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Main point summary
Paul wanted the Philippian church to think in the way of knowing that they are not perfect, but are to pursue resurrection newness in this life.
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Philippians 3:12-16
Not that I have already l obtained this
or m am already perfect,
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but I press on
to make it my own,
because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
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Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own.
But one thing I do:
n forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
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I press on toward the goal
for o the prize of the upward p call of God
in Christ Jesus.
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Let those of us who are q mature think this way,
and if in anything r you think otherwise,
s God will reveal that also to you.
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Only t let us hold true to what we have attained.
continuation of 3:2-11
what is "it"? v. 11 resurrection
what is "what we have attained"
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Philippians 3:17-21
Brothers, join in imitating me,
and keep your eyes on those who walk
according to the example you have in us.
For many,
of whom I have often told you
and now tell you even with tears,
walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.
Their end is destruction,
their god is their belly,
and they glory in their shame,
with minds set on earthly things.
But our citizenship is in heaven,
and from it we await a Savior,
the Lord Jesus Christ,
who will transform our lowly body
to be like his glorious body,
by the power that enables him
even to subject all things to himself.
Main point summary
Paul told the Philippian church to imitate those like Paul because there are plenty who can deceive them, but those belong to the world and they belong to heaven's Christ who will transform them.
Philippians 3:17-21
Brothers, u join in imitating me,
and keep your eyes on those who walk
v according to the example you have in us.
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For w many, of whom I have often told you
and now tell you x even with tears,
walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.
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y Their end is destruction,
z their god is their belly,
and a they glory in their shame,
with b minds set on earthly things.
But c our citizenship is in heaven,
and d from it we e await a Savior,
the Lord Jesus Christ,
who will transform f our lowly body
g to be like his glorious body,
h by the power that enables him
even i to subject all things to himself.
Notes
Philippians 3:12-21 Provisional Title : Growing & Helping Others Grow for Heaven MIT : Paul wanted the church in Philippi to pursuit resurrection life and imitate him as he awaited Christ. FCF: Some believed that they could reach perfection in this life, some didn't seek to grow as Christians, and some were deceived by enemies of Christ. Exegetical Outline : 1. Pursuit of New Life (12-16) a. Christ Embraces (12) b. Leaving Past Patterns for Future Hope (13-14) c. God Corrects Immaturity... (15-16) Those With Unrealistic Hopes (12) Those Not Pursuing Growth (13-14) 2. Watch Mature Christians (17-21) a. Watch Out for Enemies of Christ (18-19) End = Destruction (19a) God = Belly (19b) Glory = Shame (19c) Mind = Earth (19d) b. Watch Citizens of Heaven (20-21) Saved by Jesus (20b) Awaiting Jesus (20b-c) Transformed like Jesus (21) Title : The Charge to Christian Maturity MIM : Christians are charged to pursue and promote maturity, as we help one another mature! Homiletical Outline : Two Charges... Charge 1: Pursue Maturity (12-16) a. Why ? Because Christ Saved You (12) b. How ? ... (13-14) *Forgetting Past Patterns (13) **Straining Towards Future Hope (14) c. What If ? ... (15-16) *Your Expectations Are Unrealistic (12) **You're Not Seeking Maturity (13-14) Charge 2: Promote Maturity (17-21) a. What Not to Promote: Christ's Opponents (18-19) Because... *Future = Destruction **God = Passions ***Glory = Sin ****Hope = Earth b. What to Promote: Christ's People (20-21) *Citizen of Heaven **Waiting for Jesus ***Transforming Into Jesus
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