“WATCH OUT FOR DOGS”
December 31, 2017 Text: Philippians 3:1-3
What now? Am I consumed with knowing Christ? Phil.3:8-10
Criteria # 1: Stay Joyful. v. 1. This is not optional; it is a command to be obeyed at all costs…rejoice in the Lord…period!
Criteria # 2: KEEP LISTENING: the value of repetition: “It may be that one of our faults today is our insatiable desire for novelty.”
Criteria #3: Cherish Truth — remember who you are: v. 3. Truth is a privilege to cherish; don’t fight error without distributing truth!
- Truth can never be repeated enough.
- Don’t be afraid of confrontation; just be sure to confront properly.
- Remember that your confidence as a believer is in Christ alone.
- Make sure you understand the difference between the inward and the outward.
God help us to be consumed with knowing Christ – to be totally involved in His righteousness and not our own.