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Philippians 3 - AMP

2 Look out for those dogs , look out for those mischief-makers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3 For we are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit and by the Spirit of God and exult and glory and pride ourselves in Jesus Christ, and put no confidence or dependence in the flesh and on outward privileges and physical advantages and external appearances-- 4 Though for myself I have to rely on the flesh. If any other man considers that he has or seems to have reason to rely on the flesh and his physical and outward advantages, I have still more! 5 Circumcised when I was eight days old, of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the observance of the Law I was of the Pharisees, 6 As to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church, and by the Law's standard of righteousness (supposed justice, uprightness, and right standing with God) I was proven to be blameless and no fault was found with me. 7 But whatever former things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as loss for Christ's sake. 8 Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him . For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One), 9 And that I may be found and known as in Him, not having any righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the right standing with God, which comes from God by faith. 10 that I may know Him , and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection , and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed to His death, 11 That if possible I may attain to the resurrection out from among the dead . 12 Not that I have now attained , or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own. 13 I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own ; but one thing I do : forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. 15 So let those who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind and hold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have already attained and walk and order our lives by that. 17 Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you. 18 For there are many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, who walk (live) as enemies of the cross of Christ (the Anointed One). 19 They are doomed and their Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.fate is eternal misery (perdition); their god is their stomach (their appetites, their sensuality) and they glory in their shame, Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.siding with earthly things and being of their party. 20 But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.earnestly and patiently await the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Savior, 21 Who will Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.transform and fashion anew the body of our humiliation to conform to and be like the body of His glory and majesty, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself.

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Rodney Johnson avatar
I'm Pressing On
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Jan, 2017
Summary: This is a New Year message focused on our decision to move beyond our past to press towards the goal within our future. It asks the reader to consider the impact of past failures on our present and future plans.
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Straining Forward
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2017
Summary: A New Year's Day message encouraging us to Press On
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Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 35
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May I Be More Like Christ In The New Year
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Jan, 2017
Summary: This is a New Year's message based on Philippians 3. Paul had looked back at his life in Judaism, and realized he still needed to be growing to become more like Christ.
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Scripture: Philippians 3:2-14
Views: 164
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A Fresh Start
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jan, 2017
Summary: A New Years Message
Scripture: Philippians 3:4-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 72
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1. The High Calling of God in Christ Jesus
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: There are two sides to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
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2. Called to be Holy
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: We were called to the end that we might be holy.
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3. Called to Freedom
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: If the Son shall make us free, we shall be free indeed.
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4. Called to Peace and Unity
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: When we enter into fellowship with Jesus, we enter in as part of His church.
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5. Called to Suffering and Glory
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: We are called to suffering: but we are also called to glory.
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What Will he New Year Be?
Shared by: Eugene Pansler Jr on Dec, 2016
Summary: what will the new year be
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Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 103
Christopher Benfield avatar
Guided, Guarded, and Guaranteed
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Dec, 2016
Summary: Paul offers another example for the church to follow, guiding their faith. He offers a word of caution, seeking to guard them from apostasy. Finally he offers a word of comfort regarding the Lord's return, a guarantee for the believer.
Kirby Lloyd avatar
Why The Journey
Shared by: Kirby Lloyd on Dec, 2016
Summary: First in a series on stages of Spiritual Growth
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Committed to Serve
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Dec, 2016
Summary: Paul had experienced much success in ministry, and yet he knew he had not arrived. He resolved to release the past, embrace the present, and anticipate the future. We must continue to seek all the Lord has for us. We cannot be complacent or satisfied.
Scripture: Philippians 3:12-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17
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Growing in Grace
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Nov, 2016
Summary: Prior to salvation, Paul lived a life of prestige, authority, and power. Following salvation, he learned much he once considered gain was actually loss. As he grew in grace, he realized the abundance available in Christ. He lost much, yet he gained more.
Scripture: Philippians 3:7-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 27
David Edward Ray avatar
The four dreams of Maewyn Succat - St. Patrick's Day Sermon
Shared by: David Edward Ray on Nov, 2016
Summary: The life story of Maewyn Succat (St Patrick) takes us through the life of a young man who was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland. After escaping and returning to his homeland, God called him back to the land of his Captors to preach the gospel.
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Focused on the Faith
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Nov, 2016
Summary: Paul exhorted the church to rejoice in the Lord, even though they faced adversity, and avoid false teaching. He also emphasized that works were not enough to secure salvation. If they remained focused on the faith, they could overcome in Christ.
Scripture: Philippians 3:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 85
Dennis Lee avatar
Learning To Fail Forward
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Nov, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with how we can move forward despite our failures and failings.
Scripture: Philippians 3:12
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 140
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Nov, 2016
Summary: Win the big one win with Jesus.
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Gather Up All Things in Christ
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2016
Summary: We generate history, not by politics and war, but by service to the poor and helpless.
Steve Klein avatar
The Christian's Vote
Shared by: Steve Klein on Oct, 2016
Summary: This lesson delves into the Christian's relation to government and his obligation to make the world a better place. God rules in the kingdoms of men and we must trust Him. Ultimately, our citizenship is in heaven.
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The Pursuit of Excellence: "Finishing Life Well"
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: Some of the great people of faith in the Bible did not finish life well. They had downturns.
Scripture: Philippians 3:1-11
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 96
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The Pursuit of Excellence: "Finishing Life Well"
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: Mediocrity is NOT an option!
David Simpson avatar
Pressing On Toward the Goal
Shared by: David Simpson on Aug, 2016
Summary: The goal of finishing the race must be before us as Christians. Heaven awaits. Strive toward the victory of heaven by living our your faith every day.
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Aug, 2016
Scripture: Philippians 3:14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 167
Bryan Beverly avatar
“In Pursuit”
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Jul, 2016
Summary: This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.
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Humpty Dumpty
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2016
Summary: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; Humpty Dumpty shouted Amen; God can put me together again. Beloved, Carpe Diem “Seize the day”
Chris Jordan avatar
Spiritual Formations: Pursuing Intimacy with God
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jul, 2016
Summary: As we spend time in the secret place of prayer – in solitude, silence, and soaking – we are transformed into the image of Jesus.
Scripture: Philippians 3:10
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,614
Norbert Garcia avatar
And the Music Plays On
Shared by: Norbert Garcia on Jun, 2016
Summary: We must maintain hope and perseverance until the second coming
Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14
Denomination: Adventist
Views: 364