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Philippians 3:1-21
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Righteousness Through Faith in Christ

1Finally, my brothers,1 rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

2Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God2 and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— 4though 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: 5circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law,3 blameless. 7But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8Indeed, 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 9and 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— 10that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Straining Toward the Goal

12Not 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. 13Brothers, 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, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 16Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

17Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 18For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 20But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

Footnotes

  • 1 3:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 13, 17
  • 2 3:3 Some manuscripts God in spirit
  • 3 3:6 Greek in the law
Displaying 1-10 of 19 sermons for this passage.

“See It, Say It, Sorted”

Jude 1–2 Sermon 43:36 ID: 3640

Citizenship — Part Two

Philippians 3:17–4:1 Sermon 25:43 ID: 3305

The Danger of the Nonessentials

Philippians 3:7–16 Sermon 18:42 ID: 2751

Union with Christ in Pastoral Ministry

Philippians 3:1–21, Philippians 4:1 Sermon 55:23 ID: GS941

Citizens of Heaven

Philippians 3:20 Sermon Includes Transcript 42:20 ID: 2688

One Thing

John 9:25, Philippians 3:12 Sermon 33:17 ID: 2554

Where Do I Belong?

Philippians 3:20 Sermon 34:59 ID: 2342

“Christ Jesus Took Hold of Me”

Philippians 3:12 Sermon 44:14 ID: 2055

Where Do I Belong?

Philippians 3:17–4:1 Sermon Includes Transcript 48:17 ID: 2022

Christian Maturity

Philippians 3:12–16 Sermon Includes Transcript 43:43 ID: 2021

Displaying 1-2 of 2 series for this passage.

The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

Matthew 1:1 – Revelation 22:21 Series ID: 26802

A Study in Philippians, Volume 2

Take Dead Aim Philippians 3:1–4:23 Series ID: 15002


Philippians 4:1-23
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1Therefore, my brothers,1 whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer

2I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 3Yes, I ask you also, true companion,2 help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

God's Provision

10I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

14Yet it was kind of you to share3 my trouble. 15And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.4 18I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

21Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. 22All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household.

23The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Footnotes

  • 1 4:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 8, 21
  • 2 4:3 Or loyal Syzygus; Greek true yokefellow
  • 3 4:14 Or have fellowship in
  • 4 4:17 Or I seek the profit that accrues to your account
Displaying 1-10 of 14 sermons for this passage.

“See It, Say It, Sorted”

Jude 1–2 Sermon 43:36 ID: 3640

Citizenship — Part Two

Philippians 3:17–4:1 Sermon 25:43 ID: 3305

Union with Christ in Pastoral Ministry

Philippians 3:1–21, Philippians 4:1 Sermon 55:23 ID: GS941

Contentment

Philippians 4:12, Psalm 131:1 Sermon Includes Transcript 46:26 ID: 2414

Thinking Like Christ

Philippians 4:4–9 Sermon Includes Transcript 23:01 ID: 2925

Spiritual Investing — Part One

Philippians 4:14–23 Sermon Includes Transcript 39:29 ID: 2035

Spiritual Investing — Part Two

Philippians 4:14–23 Sermon Includes Transcript 24:09 ID: 2036

The Secret of Contentment

Philippians 4:10–13 Sermon Includes Transcript 44:37 ID: 2032

Learning for Living

Philippians 4:8–9 Sermon Includes Transcript 28:21 ID: 2031

The Power of Proper Thinking

Philippians 4:8–9 Sermon Includes Transcript 47:42 ID: 2029

Displaying 1-2 of 2 series for this passage.

The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

Matthew 1:1 – Revelation 22:21 Series ID: 26802

A Study in Philippians, Volume 2

Take Dead Aim Philippians 3:1–4:23 Series ID: 15002