Posted by: jamsco | January 14, 2013

Application for Jan 19-20, 2013 :: Phil 3:7-8

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Philippians 3:7-8
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

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Once again, Context helps with this passage. The Apostle Paul has just given us a list of reasons why he was an excellent Jew.

Perhaps you could list several reasons why you were a decent person before you came to know the Gospel and understand your great need for a savior.

Maybe you never swore.
Maybe everyone thought you were a really nice person.
Maybe you always went to church.
Maybe there are a list of temptations that never tempted you.

But then you began to understand that these things didn’t matter much compared to the sin that you had done.

So now you see that that list of good things about you is worth nothing when it comes to saving you.

You saw that the only way to God was if you gained Christ – if you were found in Christ.

There is surpassing worth there.

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[Just a reminder – many or most of the songs posted on this site or at our channel at Youtube.com are demo or scratch versions (not finalized) of what will be available on the CD or iTunes.]

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