“Dump the Junk”
January 7, 2018 Text: Philippians 3:4-7
“The Lord is my strength; yet I am prone to lean on reeds.” John Newton
THE ABSURDITY OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS: v. 4. By God’s grace, Paul was one who come to the realization that “staring up at one’s halo always creates a pain in the neck.”
THE ABSOLUTES OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS: 5-6. Nothing half-hearted about Paul’s religion before Christ.
THE ABANDONMENT OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS: v. 7. Appearances can be so very deceiving – the biggest problem with all our good works is that they ultimately lead to pride — and pride, God simply cannot abide.
He forfeited all his assets: what things were gain for me, I count as loss…
He focused all his attention on Christ alone: for the sake of Christ.
- Never forget that it is the righteousness of Christ alone that saves.
- Make it a practice of your life to deliberately and definitively focus on Christ completely.
- In summary, set your aspirations on Christ alone.